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Swiss Chard with Raisins and Bacon

November 2, 2009

Swiss Chard with Raisins and Bacon

1/2 large onion, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick (1 cup)
2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 pounds Swiss chard, center ribs discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup water
2-3 strips chopped bacon (from the co-op)

Chop bacon and cook in pan until crispy.

In separate pan, cook onion with 1/4 teaspoon salt in 2 tablespoons oil in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over medium heat, stirring, until softened. Sprinkle with paprika and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add chard in batches, stirring frequently, until wilted, then add raisins and water. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until chard is tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt.

Add cooked bacon to the chard mixture and toss together to serve.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. KA Tieszen permalink
    January 27, 2010 5:11 pm

    OR — add toasted pine nuts instead of bacon to lower the fat content!!

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