Bacon and Beet Greens
4-6 cups beet greens and stems, sliced into bite size pieces
3 slices of bacon (see notes)
2 T bacon grease or butter
1 small onion
1/2 t garlic salt
1/4 t red pepper flakes (or to taste, optional)
black pepper to taste
In a small skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove crispy bacon from skillet, reserving the bacon grease to use in recipe, and crumble bacon into bowl.
Chop onion and saute in skillet in bacon grease. Add garlic salt, red pepper flakes (optional), and black pepper. Stir to combine.
Add beet greens, all at once, and stir to coat with onion mixture. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Cover and turn heat to simmer and cook greens for five to ten minutes or until the tenderness of your liking. You can also add a couple tablespoons of water and cover with a lid to “steam” the mixture.