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Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara
Reminiscent of the stuffed cabbage, the mild flavor of chard makes these beef-stuffed rolls perfect for the whole family. Make It a Meal: A side of whole-wheat spaghetti to soak up the sauce.
Makes: 4 servings, 2 rolls each
- 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
- 2 medium shallots, minced, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
- 8 large Swiss chard leaves, stems removed (see Tip)
- 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, (optional)
- Gently mix beef, breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon shallot, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Divide the mixture into 8 oblong 3-inch portions.
- Overlap the two sides of a chard leaf where the stem was removed and place a portion of beef there.
- Tightly roll the chard around the beef. Place each roll, seam-side down, in a large nonstick skillet.
- Pour in broth, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a roll reads 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes. Discard any remaining broth.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining shallot, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and crushed red pepper.
- Cook, stirring often, until the shallot is soft, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and thickened, about 8 minutes.
- Serve the chard rolls topped with sauce and Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Serving Size: 2 Rolls Per Serving: 174 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 28.4g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 10.4g; fat 5.1g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin a iu 2306.5IU; vitamin c 28mg; folate 58.8mcg; calcium 112.2mg; iron 4.1mg; magnesium 72.5mg; potassium 847.1mg; sodium 781.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg.
Recipe and Image courtesy of EatingWell.com