Greens and Beans

Greens and Beans
Recipe type: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
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A friend of mine affectionately calls this "bacon soup" because the pancetta really is the star. It's one of those soups that is just truly comforting. It's great with fresh, crusty bread!
  • ¼ lb pancetta, diced (salt pork can be substituted)
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 C chopped onion
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 4 cans low sodium chicken broth or stock
  • salt to taste, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Wash and chop 1 bunch Swiss chard, set aside
  2. In large pot, render pancetta until a little crisp
  3. Add garlic and onion and sauté until onions are translucent
  4. Stir in Swiss chard and sauté until limp
  5. Add beans and broth/stock, pepper, salt if needed and red pepper and simmer for 30 min


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