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Mustard Greens 'n Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Mustard Greens 'n Beans

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"Simple and satisfying! Serve as a side dish or as a main course vegetarian meal with crusty bread and a glass of red wine."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the olive oil; cook and stir onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix vinegar, water, sugar, dry mustard, and red pepper flakes until sugar has dissolved. Place the mustard greens into the onion and garlic mixture, and pour in the vinegar mixture. Stir to combine, cover the Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Simmer the greens until the liquid has been absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in the white beans, allow to heat through, and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
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  • Cook's Note
  • I like this better the next day. If using collards, I recommend making it a day in advance to reduce bitter taste.
  • Recipe can be made with any type of greens (collards, turnip, kale, beet). When using collard greens, increase water to 1/2 C and cooking time to 20 minutes (or until liquid has cooked off).

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2011

Delicious as is or withe the addition of chicken, fish or even peppered bacon. I usually make this in a similar manner with a swig of white wine instead of viengar and add a protein, pasta and aditional olive oil with or without cheese (shreds of parm are my favorite) as a meal. Crusty bread is great for dipping/

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 08, 2011

I liked the flavor of the sauce and the beans. The greens were a bit bitter for me but that is I think personal preference. I had thought I grabbed a can of white beans at the market, but I grabbed pink.. so I used those. I might make this again, but with spinach which for me is a milder flavor. Updated - I had some leftovers of this for dinner tonight and the bitterness has toned down considerably. If you are new to greens, like me, I'd recommend making these a day before you plan to eat them.. it really improved it!

Feb 16, 2012

if your greens are bitter.....just add a dash of nutmeg...

Nov 01, 2011

Great taste. I used this recipe with a mix of turnip and mustard greens and the flavor was fantastic!

Apr 02, 2012

So good. I doubled the garlic and did a full teaspoon of mustard and a full teaspoon of red pepper flakes (we like a little heat). Forgot to add salt or pepper, still loved it.

Apr 01, 2012

I had never eaten mustard greens before, so I made this recipe to give them a try. I liked the greens, but I wish there were more of the added seasonings for a stronger flavor. I'll double the seasonings next time I try this recipe - but I will definitely make it again!

Feb 16, 2012

How could I NOT try a recipe from a gal whose nickname is "fishnets." Actually it was quite good. The previous recipe I had didn't use the vinegar, sugar and dry mustard, which livend it up.

Jul 17, 2012

These were great. I sautéed 6 slices of good smokey bacon in the olive oil and then proceeded with the rest of the recipe. I also doubled the liquid as we like our greens in a little broth. I will definitely make these again.


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

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

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