Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Ingredients

  • 2 slices pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch beet greens, roughly chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained

Directions

Microwave the chopped pancetta or bacon on high for 3 minutes. Drain the drippings, and set the crispy pancetta aside.

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook onion in oil until soft. Add the crushed garlic cloves, and cook a minute more. Stir in chopped greens, and season with salt to taste (be conservative at this point – you can always add more!). Partially cover the pan, and cook until the greens begin to wilt. Stir in crispy pancetta and cannellini beans. Cook partially covered for 5 more minutes, until the flavors have combined and the greens are tender.

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