Beet Greens with Haricot Beans and Bacon


Prep time: 
30 minutes


Beet Greens with Haricot Beans and Bacon


  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 0.5 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 oregano sprigs or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 250g beet greens
  • 400g haricot beans, tinned, drained


Rinse beet greens and cut into strips. Heat the olive oil in a large pan.

Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook until crisp.

Take bacon out of pan and reserve.

Add onion to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring, until nicely browned.

Stir the garlic into onions and cook for 2 mins.

Add chilli flakes, oregano, vinegar and honey and bring to a boil.

Add beet greens, cover, and cook till wilted.

Stir in beans and bacon bits and heat through. Taste and add salt or pepper if needed.


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