Sauteed Beet Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 44.7
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 159.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound beet greens
    1 strip of thick cut bacon, chopped (or a tablespoon of bacon fat)
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 large garlic clove, minced
    3/4 cup of water
    1 Tbsp granulated sugar
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1/6 cup of cider vinegar


Wash the greens in a sink filled with cold water. Drain greens and wash a second time. Drain greens and cut away any heavy stems. Cut leaves into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

In a large skillet or 3-qt saucepan, cook bacon until lightly browned on medium heat. Add onions, cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occassionally, until onions soften and start to brown. Stir in garlic. Add water to the hot pan, stirring to loosen any particles from bottom of pan. Stir in sugar and red pepper. Bring mixture to a boil.

Add the beet greens, gently toss in the onion mixture so the greens are well coated. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5-15 minutes until the greens are tender. Stir in vinegar.

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DORANEI8.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING!! The best recipe I've found for beet greens! I've always enjoyed greens, but these had me out of control! Fabulous! Try it now! - 7/27/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I came home from the farmers market with some beets with greens attached. I tried this recipe for lunch, sans bacon. I sauteed the onions and garlic in olive oil, then followed the recipe as directed. It was delicious! My husband said that this is a keeper. I'm adding it to my cookbook! - 7/2/10

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    O. M. G. This is wonderful! I used stevia (it is what I do) but made the rest precisely by the recipe, and it is outstanding. This will be on rotation here-thank you!! - 1/10/19

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    I used olive oil and sherry vinegar in place of bacon grease and cider vinegar, which may have impacted the taste. But I (mostly) followed directions otherwise, and got a soggy result. Maybe less water next time? - 8/7/10

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    Very Good
    I modified by using spray oil/butter, garlic salt and adding beer for the steam. - 4/18/10