Beans and Greens with Bacon
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cooking time||10 minutes|
|Total time||40 minutes|
Bacon seems to be everywhere these days! Try this topped with pork medallions, or as a side dish for roasted chicken or meatloaf.
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 these vegan “bacon” bits just before serving.
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