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Bacon and Onion Swiss Chard

Prep time 11 mins
Cook time 17 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Swiss chard is readily available June through October. Look for crisp-stalked bunches with firm bright leaves.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound trimmed Swiss chard
  • 3 bacon slices, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 55
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 415 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 37 %
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • calcium 57 mg

How to Make It

  1. Thinly slice chard; coarsely chop leaves. Toss together; set aside.

  2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add garlic and onion; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

  3. Add 1/2 of chard and all of broth to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until chard wilts. Repeat procedure with remaining chard.

  4. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until chard is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cook until thoroughly heated.

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