Friday, July 30, 2010

Tomato Sauce with Chard

My cousin made this wonderful tomato sauce with chard a few weeks back. I was excited to get Chard in the CSA this week so I could try my hand at it. There is just something about Chard I just love!

Thursday Menu – Penne covered in Tomato Sauce with Chard, Salad (all items local!!!)
Farm Share Produce – Chard, Head Lettuce, Cucumber, Onion, Bell Pepper
Other Local Produce – Sun Gold Tomatoes (garden)

Tomato Sauce with Chard

2 T olive oil
Salt to taste
½ t crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, sliced
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 bunch chard, rough chop
2 T fresh basil, sliced
Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and let them infuse the oil for about 1 minute or until garlic begins to turn golden. Add onions and caramelize. This should be done on low heat and can take up to 20 or 25 minutes. Add can of tomatoes, chard, and basil. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for up to 2 hours. Simmer at least 20-30 minutes before serving

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