Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon


I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit's Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon and Hot Sauce recipe around Christmas-time and it came out amazing. I'm probably forgetting some steps, but this was basically it.



  1. Separate the stems from the leaves. Tear the leaves and cut the stems into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook the bacon until brown and crisp (7-10 mins).
  4. Add the shallot and cook until translucent/softened (3-5 mins).
  5. Add the garlic and chard stems.
  6. Cook until the chard stems are cooked (should be crispy, tender, and pretty tasty)
  7. Add vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add the leaves and handful at a time, letting them wilt before adding more.
  9. Stir / toss to coat with the liquid mixture.
  10. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper.