Swiss Chard, Beans and Goat Cheese Bake

    This is a fabulous chard dish, which is packed full of flavours and textures. Sauteed Swiss chard is baked with pinto beans, tomato and goats cheese. Serve as a main or side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 25g butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 pinch crushed chillies
    • 1 bunch Swiss chard, rinsed, stems removed and cut into 1.25cm slices
    • 1 (400g) tin pinto beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 small tomato, chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 50g goat cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:23min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease an 20cm or 23cm square baking dish.
    2. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and crushed chillies; 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.
    3. Transfer the chard to the baking dish and dot with goat cheese, pushing it down into the dish.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until the goat cheese is warmed.


    If you can't get your hands on Swiss chard, use spinach instead.

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