Stewed greens, often slow-cooked with bits of smoky bacon, are ubiquitous in the South. Here, Bobby Flay gives mild Swiss chard an irresistibly spicy flavor by pairing it with a side of vinegared jalapeños. More Recipes From Bobby Flay

May 2006


Credit: © Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe Summary

40 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small saucepan, bring the white wine vinegar to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the chopped jalapeños and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and let the jalapeños stand for 2 hours. Strain, reserving the jalapeños and vinegar separately.

  • In a large enameled cast-iron casserole or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over moderate heat until browned and crisp, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate.

  • Add the shallots to the casserole and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the stock and bring to a boil. Add the chard stems, cover and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chard leaves and the remaining 1/2 cup of stock and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leaves are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crispy bacon and 2 tablespoons of the jalapeño vinegar and transfer to a bowl. Serve the pickled jalapeños and the remaining jalapeño vinegar on the side.

Make Ahead

The cooked chard can be refrigerated overnight. Stir in the bacon just before serving.