Balsamic Beets & Greens with Bacon

24 Oct

Good morning everyone, I hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday so far!

I have a yummy recipe for you, but first, let’s talk about moving.

I hate it.

That is all. Just joking, that would be kind of a let down hey?

Currently, Mr. Delish and I are in the process of packing and moving. YES, again. If you watched the Recipe to Riches episode, you may have noticed I said we just moved into our place, which we did. Now we are moving again. It’s kind of a long story, but in a nutshell, we have been renting and we would like to buy our own place. As many of you may have experienced yourself, it is very difficult to save to purchase your own home when you are renting, so my parents have been nice enough to let us move into their basement, just until we can get our down payment together.

Anyways, I have been packing up all our stuff and I have a couple problems with this whole moving thing:

1. We have some stuff that, I swear to goodness, we have moved three times, and never used ONCE. Not once. 3 moves, no use-y. I’m done with that stuff.

2. Mr. Delish has at least 2 boxes of random crap, and I mean random. Like a box of paperwork, mixed with some miscellaneous hardware, mixed with some batteries, mixed with some change, mixed with some more random crap. It’s taken all of my self control to not throw those stupid boxes out the window.

3. The boxes mentioned in #2 are in the same category as the stuff from #1

Ya. So I am not having a great time with it. Moving is not fun.

You know what is fun? Beets!

Hey, everyone’s idea of fun is different, okay? Don’t judge.

I whipped up these beets to go along with that roast chicken I made, and it was a match made in beet heaven.

I sauteed up a little bacon.

Added some sliced cooked beets and cook those up a bit.

Then add some sliced beet greens.

Let those cook through and get kind of wilty.

Then throw in a couple swigs of balsamic vinegar, and Taaa Daaa!

Beets and Beet Greens! And BACON. Yum.

If you aren’t usually a huge fan of beets, try them like this! The bacon and balsamic makes them taste ohh so yummy.

Miss Delish asks:

When was the last time you moved?

What do you hate most about moving?


Balsamic Beets & Greens with Bacon:

Serves 4 as a side dish

3 medium beets with greens attached

6 slices of thick cut bacon

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar


Remove leaves from beets and set aside, make sure to remove any woody stems as well, we just want the leaves themselves.

Rinse the beets and place them in a pot, cover the beets with cold water and set over high heat. Bring to a boil and then lower heart to medium and cook for 10-15 minutes until the beets are fork tender.

Drain and allow to cool slightly. Once they are cool enough to handle, use a knife to peel the beets, careful this gets messy! Once they are peeled, slice thinly and set aside.

Slice up your bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Heat a pan over medium high heat and saute bacon in batches until browned but not too crisp. After each batch, remove the bacon to drain on some paper towels. Whatever you do, don’t get rid of the bacon grease.

With the pan still over medium high, and the grease still hot, add the beets and saute for about 2 minutes until heated through. Add the beet greens and cook for another 2-3 minutes until wilted. Add the cooked bacon back in and drizzle on the balsamic vinegar. Stir to coat and then you’re ready to serve!


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6 Responses to “Balsamic Beets & Greens with Bacon”

  1. Tara Schmidt October 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi, I watched the show the other night and thought for sure you were going to win!!! I must say you were SO SO gracious when you didn’t. He was a wonderful guy and I was happy for him & his family. Sure enough I was in Extra Foods today & the dessert was there.I love to cook too so rarely buy premade goods but I may purchase it another time ( if I’m in a pinch ) just to check it out. Anyways, yesterday I made your Quinoa Salad, it was deish,(pard the pun)I loved it and the chickpeas really made the dish.I have to ask you what do you do for a living,I really hope it invovles food as your passion should be paying you.10 years ago our office closed (Telus)I was 40 and a single Mom and was freaked about having to apply and pass test and compete with youth for a job. So being a fan of Oprah she always said do waht you love and it won’t fel like work. So within a week I started Chef’s Alibi Personal Chef Services & catering. Have you ever thought of being a personal chef OR catering….omg you’d be soooooo good at it.Thank-you for recipes and blog, I will be a follower.I will also keep in touch and appreciate your sharing of great recipes. Thanks a million, Tara

    • missdelish October 25, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      Hi there Tara, Thank you so much for watching the show and for rooting for me! I’m so glad you liked the quinoa, I made that up a few weeks ago and it’s been added to our dinner rotation. Currently, I work for a web company and I do work on the website. I love what I do during the day and I love my hobby of cooking/baking on weekends and evenings. I have had a few requests do cater small events and that is something I am interested in, but would probably only do it casually here and there. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. nicole October 26, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    OK..I love when 4 simple ingredients make one amazing DISH!! Keillor be making this my next cheat meal lol My hubby will love me..:) Ahhh its been almost two years! A all time record i believe lol worst part about it is asking for help lol…

    • missdelish October 26, 2012 at 8:08 am #

      YES! I love making a great dish with simple ingredients :)

  3. nicole October 26, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Lol I love spellcheck.

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