Beet Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.6
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 282.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Don't get rid of the greens! Save them and use them for this delicious recipe!

You can also use this recipe for cooking kale or collard greens.
Don't get rid of the greens! Save them and use them for this delicious recipe!

You can also use this recipe for cooking kale or collard greens.

Number of Servings: 4


    * 1 pound beet greens
    * 1 strip of thick cut bacon, chopped
    * 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


1 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 (if stems aren't too woody go ahead and chop them up and include them, they are delicious and colorful, too). Cut leaves into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

2 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 occasionally, 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.

3 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. (For kale or collard greens continue cooking additional 20 to 25 minutes or until desired tenderness.)

Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user QUERIAN.

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  • Very Good
    Delicious! We don't eat bacon so I sauteed in EVOO. I used 1 whole medium onion instead of 1/4 and omitted pepper flakes and water (just cover and let greens cook down). I chopped stems into 1" pieces - don't toss them, they get tender. I added a drizzle of toasted sesame seed oil at end. YUM! - 10/23/13

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  • Very Good
    We made these rather than throwing out the edible greens when we bought beets. We left out the water, sugar, and vinegar and just sauteed the greens after cooking the onion, garlic and bacon. - 6/17/13

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  • Great way to cook greens! Monday is our " Beans and Greens"day so I combined this with the Luscious Lentils recipe and added some homemade Chicken and Rosemary sausage I ground and stuffed the other day for a wonderfully satisfying meal. Thanks for providing the "Greens" part. - 10/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    Wow! YUM! First time I've eaten beet green but it won't be the last after this! Thanks for sharing! - 2/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    Loved loved loved this. Had to make a few substitutions because it was a wee bit last minute. I used a bit more onion & garlic- I'm a big fan!! - 9/15/11

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