How to Cook Beet Greens

Don't throw away those beet tops

How to Cook Beet Greens
 
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Ryan Goodwin Published on 5/7/2018, viewed by 169

This is a simple way to prepare and cook fresh beet leaves. A lot of cooks just throw these leaves away, but they're easy to cook and taste very similar to chard.

What you will need

1 handful of beet greens

1/2 white onion, sliced

olive oil

salt

How to cook

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Take off the beet tops and then separate the leaf from the stem. Wash both thoroughly.

Take off the beet tops and then separate the leaf from the stem. Wash both thoroughly.

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Remove the ends of the stem on either side and then chop the stems.

Remove the ends of the stem on either side and then chop the stems.

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Heat some oil in a pan over medium.

Heat some oil in a pan over medium.

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Add sliced onion. Stir.

Add sliced onion. Stir.

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Add the chopped beet stem.

Add the chopped beet stem.

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Cook this down until both the onion and beet stem are tender, stirring frequently. As the greens become tender, season with a little salt and pepper. If you like, you can add a splash of vinegar or wine and reduce at the end of cooking.

Cook this down until both the onion and beet stem are tender, stirring frequently. As the greens become tender, season with a little salt and pepper. If you like, you can add a splash of vinegar or wine and reduce at the end of cooking.

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