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Swiss Chard and Romano Beans

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Swiss Chard and Romano Beans
by James Belardo

Swiss Chard is a colorful leafy vegetable that’s as beautiful as it is nutritional. It’s broad leaves are vary from green to red, the stalks can be yellow, orange, red or even white. It’s a very popular vegetable throughout the Mediterranean, it can used raw in salads or cooked various ways.  A classic combination is to cook it with Romano beans. It can served as a vegetable side or mixed with either rice or pasta.

Ingredients
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1-2 cans Romano beans, liquid drained
1/4 lb. (4 oz / 100 g) pancetta or pork belly, cut up into small pieces
1/2 white onion, cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Starch
Brown rice
Potatoes
Pasta

Directions
1. In a large dutch oven or pot heat up 3-4 tbsp of olive oil and fry the pancetta pieces.
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2. Once the pancetta pieces brown, add the onions, garlic and optional peperoncino.
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3. When the onions show signs of transparency and the garlic softens add the cup of chicken stock.
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4. As the stock comes to a boil taste and add some salt and black peeper (to taste but not too much as Swiss Chard doesn’t need too much salt)
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5. Add the chopped Swiss Chard, mix well and cover the pot.
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6. Mix often and when it has reduced add some lemon juice.
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7. As the Chard shrinks fold in the beans, Let cook and cook for about 10-15 minutes allowing the liquid to be reduced to your liking.

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8. Serve with brown rice, potatoes or pasta.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

August 20, 2018 at 12:20 PM

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