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Chipotle Cheddar Chard

December 2006

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The bright assorted colors of rainbow chard are especially lovely in this spicy, cheesy dish. Make a double batch and enjoy it as a quesadilla filling, as we did often in the Test Kitchen for lunch.



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Chipotle Cheddar Chard Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped (see Note)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and chard stems and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato, broth (or water), chipotle to taste and salt; bring to a simmer. Add chard leaves and cook, covered, stirring once, until just tender, about 2 minutes. Scatter cheese evenly over the chard and cook, uncovered, until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Note: After washing the chard for these recipes, allow some of the water to cling to the leaves. It helps steam the chard and prevents a dry finished dish.

Nutrition

Per serving: 90 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 315 mg sodium; 493 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin K (313% daily value), Vitamin A (100% dv), Vitamin C (30% dv), Magnesium (17% dv).

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Holiday
Cinco de Mayo
Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
American
Mexican
Southwest
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
6
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Publication
December 2006

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