Beet Greens and Baby Spinach with Red Kidney Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Beet Greens and Baby Spinach with Red Kidney Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Beet Greens and Baby Spinach with Red Kidney Beans

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"I found a 'Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta' recipe and didn't have all the ingredients, so I compromised and came up with this recipe. A Big 'Thank You' to Diana Moutsopoulos, for sharing her recipe with everyone."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Drain the beans, but reserve about 1/4 cup of the liquid. Set the beans and reserved liquid aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until transparent and beginning to turn brown, about 8 minutes; stir in garlic, and cook just until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Stir in spinach and beet greens, partially cover the pan, then cook until the leaves wilt, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle on the bacon bits. Stir in the kidney beans with reserved liquid, and cook the mixture, stirring often, for about 2 more minutes. Mix in the red wine vinegar, and cook until the pan juices reduce and the greens are tender, about 5 more minutes. Season to taste with salt.
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Feb 11, 2011

I made something very similar to this but added a bit of brown sugar and used less vinegar. I aso used a piece of real bacon instead of imitation bacon, cooking it in the pan before cooking the onions and garlic. It's a nice change from the typical 3 bean salad or baked beans recipe

 
Jan 31, 2012

This was very flavorful and full of different textures. I had to make one change. I was out of red wine vinegar so I used white balsamic vinegar. By choice, I used 2 slices of fresh bacon. (instead of imitation bacon bits) I cooked chopped up bacon in the first step and drained most of the fat. I then cooked the onion and garlic in the remaining tablespoon of bacon fat. The sauce was a bit too sharp for our taste so I added 1 teaspoon of sugar. This was a very nice dish that I will make again. I would be inclined to use all beet greens in the future just for their flavor and texture. Thanks so much for sharing a very good recipe truckersmom!

 
Mar 18, 2012

This was a good idea, but using 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar may be a better idea. The vinegar taste overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. My husband overcooked to try and reduce down the vinegar, and that made it mushy...so, we put it in the food processor and it made a great bean dip!

 
Apr 23, 2013

SORRY BUT THIS WAS NOT FOR ME. I THINK THIS WOULD BE GOOD WITH REAL BACON BUT THE IMITATION BITS WERE SO SALTY, AND I ONLY USED 1/3 CUP. THEY TASTED VERY ODD WITH THE VINEGAR.

 
Apr 01, 2014

This was just o.k. - I was starving and needed to use the beet greens (along with the beets), but in fairness I am vegan so used coconut "bacon" which probably made a big difference. I think a little sugar as suggested by other reviewers might help also. Thanks for sharing as beet recipes are rather scarce and its very good for us.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 9.6 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 696 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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