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Chard Tacos

1 bunch Swiss chard or 1 bunch collard greens or 1 bunch mustard or 1 bunch beet leaves or 1 bunch spinach, about 12-oz. stems removed
1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onions or 2 small onions, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1⁄2 cup chicken broth or 1⁄2 cup vegetable broth or 1⁄2 cup water
12 corn or flour tortillas
1 cup Mexican Queso fresco or feta
3⁄4 cup chipotle salsa


Cut the chard crosswise into 1-2 inch slices. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium-heat. Add the onion and stir occasionally for about 10 minutes, until they become golden and caramelized. Add the garlic and red pepper and stir for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the broth, greens and a pinch of salt. Cover reduce heat to low and cook until the greens are almost tender, (spinach will just take about 2 minutes, chard about 5, and heartier greens like collards, about 7-8) stirring occasionally. Remove lid and turn heat back to medium, stirring, until the mixture is nearly dry and adjust salt to taste.

Meanwhile, heat a flat skillet over medium-high heat and warm the tortillas for a minute or so per side. Fill the warm tortillas with veggies and top with crumbled queso and salsa.

**You can use your favorite salsa, or make a quick, smoked chipotle salsa. Place 1-2 tomatoes, cut in half, half side down under the broiler with a few peeled cloves of garlic until slightly charred – a few minutes. Blend, tomatoes, garlic and 2-3 chipotles in adobo sauce (you’ll find these in a can) with a splash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

From: RickBayless, Everyday Mexican

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