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Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  35 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
  4 servings, 2 rolls each
Reminiscent of the stuffed cabbage of yore, 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 plus a glass of Syrah.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the chard rolls in the sauce; reheat in a covered baking dish at 350°F for about 10 minutes.
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)

Tip: : Remove chard stems, including the widest section of the rib at the base of the leaf, by making narrow triangular cuts.
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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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2009
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   4 servings, 2 rolls each
Calories: 388
Fat. Total: 16g
Protein: 32g
Carbohydrates, Total: 32g
Fat, Saturated: 5g
Fiber: 6g
Cholesterol: 43mg
Sodium: 720mg
% Cal. from Fat: 37%
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