Swiss Chard Recipe With Bacon
Ground Black Pepper
on medium-high and add the chopped bacon. Allow it to cook until the outside edges are crisped but the bacon isn't all the way crisp (about 5-8 minutes).
Add the smashed garlic cloves and press them down so most of the clove is touching the hot pan. I usually smash the garlic cloves with the flat of my knife.
Once the garlic is brown in spots, add in the pine nuts and the raisins and mix well.
Sauté until the bacon is cooked through, the garlic cloves and pine nuts are browned, and the raisins are plumped.
Add salt and pepper and stir well.
Add in Swiss chard and the ¼ cup of water.
Place a lid on the
and cook for 3-4 minutes until the chard has just barely wilted. Remember the chard will continue to cook and wilt even when off the flame, so don't overcook it.
Stir well and serve.
Variation On This Swiss Chard Recipe
If you're not a big fan of swiss chard, you can substitute Kale or Spinach. Simply reduce the cook time to 1-2 minutes.
You can use Craisins in place of the golden raisins.
Some great Pine Nut substitutions I recommend are walnuts, cashews, or slivered almonds.
You can add even more depth to this dish by adding a teaspoon of ground cumin. I did this and it was absolutely wonderful!
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