Season’s Best Beet Greens

Nella Mae’s Farm Seasonal Recipe
From: Customer Pat  Hoffman

“Grilled Beets and Beet Greens” by woodleywonderworks is licensed under CC BY 2.0


  • 1 bunch beet greens
  • 1 strip bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp of cider vinegar

Rinse and cut the beet greens. Chop leaves. Sauté or grill bacon collecting fat. Sauté onions in fat; med heat 5 to 7 mins. Stir in garlic, cook 1 min. Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Add water, sugar/vinegar, red pepper flakes. Bring to boil. Add the beet greens, gently toss in mixture until coated. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer for 5-15 min until tender. Pat says, “I cooked it on the grill with a 2 quart cast iron skillet. I didn’t turn the grill down, covered the skillet to get to boil, added green for only 5 min.”