21 Reviews

Wow. I used real bacon, and the grease, and chicken stock instead of wine. Yummy greens.

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annlouise September 24, 2007

So, I was a bit nervous about making this because I have never prepared greens of any type and had never eaten beet greens, but boy, am I glad I decided to make them using your recipe. I had bought beets to make another recipe tomorrow and as I was putting them away in my vegetable crisper I decided to cut off the greens in order to save room and when I saw how many greens there were I didn't want to waste them since they are edible. I had about 2 cups of greens. I had some bacon leftover from breakfast this morning so I chopped 4 pieces up and used them as the bacon bits and followed the recipe exactly the same way after that change. My whole family really enjoyed these and I will never throw of beet greens again. Thank you so much MadCatKim!

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ElizabethKnicely March 14, 2015

This is such a great recipe, perfect as is. Would just add that if you are out of white wine and/or stock a good sub is 2 tblspn balsamic vinegar. nummers!

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Davethedog February 05, 2015

I KNEW I would like beet greens if I finally took the time to make them. I just didn't know how much. I ate the entire pan on my own for dinner and it was fab. I used 3 slices of bacon and next time I'll use a half onion. Thanks!

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lolablitz August 07, 2013

Very good recipe. We don't eat cooked greens often but with this we will have to start doing so. I mixed in some spinach to make up the quantity of greens. It was really enjoyable. Thank you,

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Marysdottir October 02, 2011

Why have I never cooked the beet greens by themselves before? I have always combined them with other greens. This is a super fast and easy recipe. It is quite tasty even with the omission of the bacon bits. This was served along with Hoecakes and Southern Fried Okra. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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PaulaG August 05, 2009

This dish was very tasty. Prepared in my cast iron pan on the grill. Sauteed chopped bacon in olive oil first, added onion until soft and then added garlic. Substituted chicken broth for the white wine just because I didn't have any - and didn't use the entire 1/4 cup, used just enough to have a thin layer of juices in the bottom of the pan. I will not be discarding my beet tops when thinning my garden ever again. Thank-you for sharing this recipe.

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Kate57 July 12, 2009

Very good. I had to thin out some beets, so decided to cook up the greens. I did make a mistake and left the stems on, but still tasted pretty good. Next time I will know better. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Connie Lea July 01, 2009

I don't get it. I followed the recipe and it just wasn't a five star recipe. I was really disappointed too. Sigh, must be my cooking.

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NM Patricia March 29, 2009

I can't believe I've been throwing away the beet greens for YEARS!!! My husband and I just love greens and with his encouragement, found this recipe and tried it. I think I prefer greens prepared this way better than other greens. Just delicious!!!!!!

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cajun chef in Louisiana May 14, 2007
Beet Greens with Bacon and Onion