Tangy Swiss chard is prepared with garlic, pinto beans, tomatoes and lime juice and then heated in the oven with delicious goat cheese. It makes a great side dish for pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
23 mins
total:
38 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch square baking dish.

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  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add Swiss chard, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Uncover and mix in the pinto beans, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cover and continue cooking until the chard is wilted, about 4 more minutes.

  • Transfer the chard to the baking dish and dot with goat cheese, pushing it down into the dish.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the goat cheese is warmed.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 15.6mg; sodium 503.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2008
What an interesting recipe! I used fire roasted canned tomatoes instead of fresh and added half a diced onion. For some reason I really wanted jalepenos in this dish so I added 1/2 of a seeded jalepeno diced. I served this over white jasmine rice with sliced avocado. The avocado was so delicious..the cool rich taste blended so smoothly with the acidic tomatoes and slightly bitter swiss chard. I'd like to try this with mixed beans and fresh mozzarella cheese too. Definitely try this one..It's an unusual but very yummy recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2011
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(4)
129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2008
What an interesting recipe! I used fire roasted canned tomatoes instead of fresh and added half a diced onion. For some reason I really wanted jalepenos in this dish so I added 1/2 of a seeded jalepeno diced. I served this over white jasmine rice with sliced avocado. The avocado was so delicious..the cool rich taste blended so smoothly with the acidic tomatoes and slightly bitter swiss chard. I'd like to try this with mixed beans and fresh mozzarella cheese too. Definitely try this one..It's an unusual but very yummy recipe! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2008
This recipe was amazing. I followed and earlier suggestion and used black bean instead and loved it! I also omitted the butter just because it felt unnecessary and it didn't seem to affect the flavor at all! It's savory rich but not heavy and the lime adds a great tangy finish. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2009
This tastes wonderful but the recipe calls for one bunch of chard and you actually need two bunches of chard. There are more pinto beans than anything in this recipe. Try two bunches to even out the flavors and a whole package of goat cheese not just 3 tbsp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2008
Yum - I was looking for a recipe to use up some stuff from the garden and this was perfect! I didn't have pinto beans on hand so I used a can of black beans instead. This dish has a lot of flavor and color! I think next time(there will be a next time) I'll double the amount of cooked chard though so it's more of a chard recipe than a bean recipe. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2008
This recipe is simple to prepare and tastes great. I used 2 tomatoes instead of one and served it over whole wheat pasta for a really nutritious meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2009
I've made this dish a few times and my husband and I love it. We like it best when the recipe is followed exactly. The few times I did not-it was not as good. It is a tasty vitamin powerhouse and a great side dish to just about anything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
Quite delicious - these flavors and textures all go really well together who wouldv'e guessed?? Very easy and quick to make too..I served this as a side with a simple grilled chicken. I seasoned the chicken breasts with some coriander tarragon and a roasted garlic/sesame seed oil - YUM! The spices on the chicken really complemented the earthy flavors in the chard dish...and I added a bit of coriander to the chard also - it was yuuummy:). Next time I'll add more garlic and tomatoes just for my taste but really this recipe is great as it is. Will become a staple for us definitely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
Followed this almost exactly and couldn't have been happier. I omitted the butter subbed safflower oil for vegetable oil and used feta instead of goat cheese. Just used proportions of beans and cheese to match the amount of chard I had. Served with eggs and fruit for a nice brunch. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2008
The goat cheese and lime add a really great tangy flavor. This was a great healthy way to get more iron-rich food into my diet. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2011
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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