Beet Greens and Baby Spinach with Red Kidney Beans


I found a 'Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta' recipe and didn't have all the ingredients, so I compromised and came up with this recipe. A Big 'Thank You' to Diana Moutsopoulos, for sharing her recipe with everyone.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, juice drained and reserved

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small white onion, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped

  • 1 bunch beet greens and stems, roughly chopped

  • cup imitation bacon bits, or to taste

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • salt to taste


  1. Drain the beans, but reserve about 1/4 cup of the liquid. Set the beans and reserved liquid aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until transparent and beginning to turn brown, about 8 minutes; stir in garlic, and cook just until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Stir in spinach and beet greens, partially cover the pan, then cook until the leaves wilt, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle on the bacon bits. Stir in the kidney beans with reserved liquid, and cook the mixture, stirring often, for about 2 more minutes. Mix in the red wine vinegar, and cook until the pan juices reduce and the greens are tender, about 5 more minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 599mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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