Archive | Chard

The same species as the beet, chard is a cultivated variety grown for its leaves instead of its root.

Carlo’s Minestrone Soup

Carlo’s Minestrone Soup from Cook.com Ingredients 1/2 lb. red beans 1 lg. or 2 sm. ham hocks 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks or fennel bulbs 1 bunch Swiss chard or Beet Greens, chopped 1 c. green beans 1 onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 2 c. cooked small elbow macaroni 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. Oil Instructions Rinse beans, cover and soak overnight. Drain beans and add with ham hocks and bay leaf to a large pot. Cover with 3-4 inches of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer 2 hours or until beans are practically done. Remove ham hocks, cut off meat, and return to pot. Add carrots, fennel, beet greens & green beans When they are almost cooked, add macaroni. In a small fry pan, add onion, oil and garlic. Cook on low until transparent. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Cook 10 min, then add to large pot. Powered by Recipage

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Carlo’s Minestrone Soup

taken from www.cooks.com 1/2 lb. red beans 1 lg. or 2 sm. ham hocks 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks or fennel bulbs 1 bunch Swiss chard or Beet Greens, chopped 1 c. green beans 1 onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 2 c. cooked small elbow macaroni 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. Oil Rinse beans, cover and soak overnight. Drain beans and add with ham hocks and bay leaf to a large pot. Cover with 3-4 inches of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer 2 hours or until beans are practically done. Remove ham hocks, cut off meat, and return to pot. Add carrots, fennel, beet greens & green beans When they are almost cooked, add macaroni. In a small fry pan, add onion, oil and garlic. Cook on low until transparent. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Cook 10 min, then add to large pot.

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Chicken and Chard Enchilada Casserole from Epicurious

1 pound Swiss chard, rinsed well and drained 2 garlic cloves, or to taste, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large whole chicken breast (about 1 1/2 pounds), cooked, boned, and shredded (about 1 1/4 cups meat) vegetable oil for frying the tortillas twelve 7-inch corn tortillas, dried at room temperature for 30 minutes, or until they are leathery and curled but not crisp 2 1/2 cupsMexican-style tomato sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack (about 6 ounces) 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cut the stems from the Swiss chard leaves and chop them and the leaves separately. In a large skillet cook the garlic in the oil over moderate heat, stirring, until it is fragrant, stir in the Swiss chard stems and 1/4 cup water, and cook the mixture, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the leaves and cook the mixture, covered, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the leaves are tender. Drain the Swiss chard mixture in a bowl toss it with the shredded chicken and salt and pepper to taste. In a skillet heat 1/4 inch of the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking, in it fry the tortillas, 1 at a time, turning them, 3 to 4 seconds, or until they are softened, and transfer them with tongs as they are fried to paper towels to drain. In a bowl thin the tomato sauce with the broth, spoon about 1/3 cup of it into the bottom of a greased 13- by 9-inch baking dish, and arrange 4 of the tortillas in one layer over it. Spread the tortillas with half the chicken mixture and half the Monterey Jack, spoon about 1/2 cup of the remaining sauce over the mixture, and cover it with 4 of the […]

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