Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard-- I had no idea what it was until it came in my CSA share. I looked for recipes on-line and could not find one that did not include a stick of butter.

I steamed a piece -- to taste the flavor of the veggie-- tart and bitter-- what could it go with?? I have been obsessed with Meat balls because you can make a bunch and usually 2 with a veggie is very filling. So I steamed the chard and had it with meat balls. Then I thought what if you put it in the meat balls.

Once in the meatballs they taste delicious and give the meat ball a kick-- in a good way-- not a bitter & tart way.

13x9 pan
1pkg shady brook turkey
1 bunch of swiss chard (cut into small pieces)
2 T of garlic powder
1/4 -1/2 cup of seasoned Italian bread crumbs
2 egg whites
1 tsp Adobo Seasoning

Steam swiss chard with 1 TSP of garlic powder
Spray oil on pan.
Mix the rest of the ingredients and swiss chard in a large bowl.
Separate mixture into meatballs and place on pan.
Cook for 30-45 minutes.

(i ate it on a bed of kale -- see my 1st kale recipe)

To make this clean -- take out the Italian bread crumbs add 3 T of Italian seasoning and handful of basil chopped.


Courtney said...

Hi Lady Em.
I have seen swiss chard at the farmers market but had no idea what to do with it. I'm totally making your meatballs

Lady Em said...

Did you like it?? tart but good!