Beans and Greens with Bacon

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Beans and Greens

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceStrongerTogether.coop
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Description

Bacon seems to be everywhere these days!  Try this topped with pork medallions, or as a side dish for roasted chicken or meatloaf.

Ingredients

6 ounces
bacon (uncooked, diced)
1 cup
onion, yellow (diced)
1/2 cup
carrot (diced)
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
1 can
tomato, crushed (15 oz)
1 cup
vegetable broth (or water)
1/2 pound
mustard greens (or kale, washed and chopped)
1 can
garbanzo beans (15 oz, rinsed and drained)
2 teaspoons
Worcestershire sauce
   
salt (to taste)
   
black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Heat a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon, stirring frequently, until it is browned and crispy. Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in the pot. Sauté the onions and carrots in the bacon fat over medium-high heat for several minutes until onions are beginning to soften, then add the garlic and sauté another two minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Add the greens and garbanzo beans, lower the heat and simmer the greens for 10-15 minutes until tender. Add the Worcestershire sauce and cooked bacon and season with salt and pepper.

For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon, replace the bacon fat with vegetable oil and add 1⁄3 cup of chopped soy bacon or garnish with 2-3 tablespoons of bac’un bits just before serving.

Notes

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