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My-Swiss Chard Soup!Jill Davis


  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard
  • 4 pieces of bacon cut into 2 “pieces
  • 1 can on cannellini beans- drained
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 large onion
  • garlic cloves
  • red pepper flakes
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil



Wash and clean Swiss chard, remove the ribs and cut into bite sizes pieces.  In a heavy stock pot, heat oil on medium high heat, add bacon, stir, and cook for 5 minutes, add onions and continue cooking until clear (bacon will not be crisp).   Add chicken stock, garlic, beans, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce and bring to a boil.  Add Swiss chard and cook for 3 minutes, reduce heat to medium, cover pot and cook for 15 minutes. Turn stove off and allow to cool.  You can serve or cool completely and freeze in containers.