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Swiss Chard Sauce

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  Leeks 3
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cabbage head 1⁄4 Small, coarsely chopped
  Swiss chard/1 box 12 ounce frozen chopped swiss chard, thawed and drained 3⁄4 Pound, coarsely chopped (1 Small Bunch)
  Canned italian style tomatoes 2 Pound (2 Cans Of 1 Pound Each)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dry basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rosemary 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Split leeks in half lengthwise so you can wash them thoroughly, then thinly slice; discard tough green tops.
In an 8-quart kettle or Dutch oven, cook leeks and onion in oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
Add cabbage and chard and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft.
Coarsely chop or crush tomatoes, then add to pan along with their liquid.
Stir in tomato sauce, chicken broth, wine, basil, salt, thyme, rosemary, and pepper.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
Uncover and continue cooking until sauce has thickened (about 30 minutes).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1967 Calories from Fat 985

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g171.7%

Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4558.8 mg190%

Total Carbohydrates 193 g64.3%

Dietary Fiber 37 g148.1%

Sugars 78.8 g

Protein 32 g63.8%

Vitamin A 758.8% Vitamin C 659%

Calcium 97.1% Iron 138.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Swiss Chard Sauce Recipe