Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

This is a really old method of cooking swiss chard. It is very tasty. We serve this with boiled potatoes, and a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and a little sugar, for sprinkling over. Prep time does not include soaking the meat overnight.


  1. Soak salt meat overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain off water.
  3. Put meat in a large pot with enough water to cover it.
  4. Cook 1 hour.
  5. Add swiss chard to pot and cook 45 minutes longer or until swiss chard and meat are tender.
  6. Drain off water and serve.
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5 5

I had some frozen Swiss Chard, and I have had a craving to have them, so saw this simple recipe and decided to try it. I threw in some potatoes during the cooking time, and what a feast we had! Good old fashioned yummy chard can't be beat! I look forward to making my swiss chard this way from now on, as it's so simple and amazingly delicious to boot!

5 5

Excellent - easy to follow, easy to actually do - tast. Thanks for sharing a way to bring a healthy new taste to my family :)