Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Frugan: Organic Braised Beet Greens

I'm back to eating my mini meals today and I'm already feeling healthier! I am trying to eat more organic when possible and always on the lookout for deals. I scored some delicious organic beets for $2.99 a bunch while testing recipes. I had to go to a store I don't usually frequent for an ingredient and realized that there are deals to be had everywhere. You just have to look!

These braised beet greens were topped with a couple T of my cultured almond cheese and made a delicious mini meal. I like my food spicy, so I included red pepper flakes and Tony's Cajun Seasoning. You could leave them out and just use a good seasoned salt instead.

Braised Beet Greens and Peppers
2 big or 4 small servings
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ t crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ t rosemary
  • 2 c sliced onions
  • 1 large red or orange bell pepper
  • 1 small carrot
  •  very scant ½ t Tony’s Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • 8 cups chopped beet greens
  • ½ c vegetable stock
  • 1-2 T soy sauce ( taste after 1 )
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/8 t freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  1. In a 12 inch skillet place oil, garlic, pepper flakes and rosemary. Turn heat to low and slowly allow the garlic to caramelize. This will take around 15 minutes. Use this time to prep the rest of the ingredients
  2. Add the onion, pepper, carrots and Tony’s and turn heat to medium. Sauté for 10 minute or so 
  3. Deglaze with the balsamic vinegar. Add greens and stock
  4. Cover and cook for 15 minutes
  5. Add soy sauce, pepper nutmeg and nutritional yeast. Taste and adjust seasonings.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Stay warm!


  1. I've never tried beet greens because every time I buy beets, the greens look kinda nasty. Like going bad nasty. The beets will be fine, but the greens are always starting to turn. :-(

  2. hello Melo, i wrote(commented) back about my fav stevias, in

    im really with you on the eating thing,lately i had gone everboard sampling all the treats i was making. my eyes werent as clear, my belly wasnt as smooth(etc with other minute michelle body ill check in with you each day:)

    one day ill be in the mood to try day

  3. Beautiful colors! It looks so healthy and satisfying. I'm interested in the cultured almond cheese recipe too.

  4. smaller meals sounds good. i just are like 3 bakes potatoes and cant move! haha