By MadCatKim on July 28, 2003
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"Think you're family won't eat their greens? Think again! With all the yummy accompanying flavors in this side dish, you won't find the beet greens overpowering at all."
Serving Size: 1 (111 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"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!"
"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,"
"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 Recipe #232049 and Recipe #121409. Thank you for posting this recipe."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Wow. I used real bacon, and the grease, and chicken stock instead of wine. Yummy greens."
"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!!!!!!"
"I made these for my friend Bruce as a surprise, after he told me that his mom used to fix greens at times. He was very pleased and liked them - and that -pleased me!"
"Wow! I honestly never thought I'd enjoy eating beat greens, but this recipe makes them delicious! And it's so easy to make too! Mine didn't come out looking like the picture (probably because I stirred them too much and too long), but were excellent nonetheless. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I didn't think I would ever find a way to prepare beet greens that made that palatable to me. I kept trying, though, yes, I did. And I eventually landed on this recipe. And THIS is IT--the way to prepare beet greens. :) Not only are the palatable, they are yummy! (I had tried frying them in bacon grease and adding bacon at the end before, but it wasn't quite right. I think the white wine made all the difference.) I added toasted pine nuts at the end, which I thought were a nice addition. Thanks for posting this. You saved me from tossing my beet greens."
"Wow. These were great! I followed the recipe just as written. I think that I will fry bacon next time and use the bacon fat rather than the olive oil for even more flavor. Thanks for the recipe."
"I could live on this, MadCatKim. Marvelous appearance, flavor and texture. And it's easy to make. The very best beet greens I've ever eaten. Ten Stars."
" I am ashamed to say that I usually throw out the greens but these looked so fresh I just could not waste them Then spied your recipe - This is similar to how I do my Swiss Chard so I said Why not! I did not use bacon (dinner friend does not eat it) even without, this recipe is excellent - next time I will make it with the bacon - I can taste it now. These beet greens were far tastier than spinach and looked very attractive on the plate Thanks MadCatKim great recipe"
"I thought these were fantastic. I also omitted the wine and used shallots in place of the onion. This is a very tasty way to get greens back into your diet. Now, I will always purchase my beets WITH their tops."
"Very easy and tasted very good! I didn't use the wine, I added a touch of of rice wine vinegar at the end and I fried up a piece of chopped bacon with the onions. I also ended up adding a little water and simmering it for about a half an hour. It was still really good. I loved it and even my hubby loved it. We fought over the juice!!! "
"This is a way that I have found to make greens palatable to me (I usually don't like them, but I love this dish!). I ommitted the white wine and added a little more olive oil...absolutely delicious! Also very tasty with spinach, turnip greens, and collard greens."
"Just tried this tonight and have to tell you it is WONDERFUL! Hubby loved it too. I did not have the white wine to use in it, so used some salad vinegar to taste, but not the 1/4 cup it calls for of white wine. Probably half that. I think that you could use white vinegar, red wine vinegar, or some lemon juice if you didn't want to use the wine, and still have fantastic results. I used real bacon bits (more like a shredded bacon) not imitation. This did not have the strong flavour of just steamed or boiled beet greens, that I am used to, and this made it much more palatable. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!"
"We made a light dinner of this spectacular salad and garlic toast. I went a bit overboard with the bacon; instead of 3 tbsp I fried up about 5 slices and crumbled them into the dish. Fast, easy, deliccccious. Thanks!"