Beans, greens and bacon
- 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 4-5 slices of bacon
- 1 small red onion or 1/2 large
- 3 cloved garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- Leaves from one bunch of Swiss Chard, washed and chopped into big pieces
- 1/3 c. beef broth
- 1 Tbsp. Sherry
- Salt and pepper
Cook the bacon and set on paper towels to crisp. When cooled, chop or break into bite-sized pieces. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. of the bacon grease. Add Olive oil to the grease and heat over medium/high heat. Add the onion and saute until softened. Add the garlic and saute another 30 seconds. Add the Swiss Chard and cook about 4 minutes, turning once until Swiss chard is wilted. Reduce heat to medium. Add the beans, broth and sherry. Stir and allow to cook about 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This cooks in minutes and is great with grilled meat. We also plan to try it with some fish as the bacon will lend a nice smokiness to a simple piece of grilled fish.