Drunken Beets and Greens

Substitute olive oil for bacon and vegetable stock for chicken stock for vegetarian alternative.


4 slices humanely raised bacon
4 garlic cloves (minced)
1 bunch gold swiss chard (diced)
1 bunch beets with tops
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup red wine (Merlot, Cabernet or similar)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions: Fry bacon over medium-low heat in a large dutch oven until crisp. Add garlic and cook one minute. Add swiss chard and chicken stock. Peel beets and grate with a box grater or food processor. Dice the beet tops and add shredded beets and tops to pot. Add wine, pepper flakes, syrup and raisins. Simmer 20 minutes and add grated nutmeg to taste. Stir and serve.

Recipe from food.com