Sauteed Swiss Chard with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

IMG_1273Want something different and amazing as a side dish.  Swiss Chard known as summer spinach is outstanding and quick and easy to prepare.  Juicing it up with bacon and parmesan cheese makes it even more awesome.

2 large bunches of swiss chard with stems and center ribs cut out and chopped
2 tbs butter
2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion minced
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
4 strips of bacon chopped into bacon bits
2 tbs salt
2 tbs pepper
1 tbs crushed red pepper
In large skillet fry bacon until crisp, remove bacon.  Remove bacon fat from skillet.  Melt butter and olive oil together over medium heat.  Stir in onion and garlic and cook until soft, approximately 2 minutes.  Add the swiss chard and cook until it reduces down and becomes tender,  approximately 5 minutes.  Add the parmesan cheese, bacon bits, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Stir all ingredients together and you now have an amazing side dish for a summer barbeque.  CHEERS !!!!

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