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.