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Braised Beet Greens Recipe

Looking for an easy Braised Beet Greens recipe? Learn how to make Braised Beet Greens using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by emer13

Makes 2 servings



Great source of iron and other nutrients! You can easily substitute the beet greens for kale or collard greens.

Recipe Ingredients for Braised Beet Greens

6 cups beet greens, chopped
3 oz. pancetta, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 tbsp. white sugar
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Recipe Directions for Braised Beet Greens

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

  2. In a large saucepan, cook pancetta until lightly browned. 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. Continue cooking until mixture boils. Add greens, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes (up to 30 minutes for kale or collard greens). Stir in vinegar. (For kale or collard greens continue cooking additional 20 to 25 minutes or until desired tenderness.)

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, Braise

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
201
Calories from Fat
124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.8g
21%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
1051mg
44%
Potassium
910mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
10.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
10.3g
Vitamin A 145% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 14% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
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