Sautéed Rutabagas and Turnips with Onions and Bacon

I am posting a few easy vegetable dishes this week. Rutabagas and turnips when combined with onions and bacon become very sweet as they cook. It is a nice side dish with a roast for a weekend or holiday meal. It is also a good lunch with some bread to dunk in the brothy juices.

3 medium rutabagas, peeled and cubed
3 medium turnips, peeled and cubed
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 large onion, peeled and chopped
3-4 slices bacon, rough chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 c. chicken stock

In a frying pan heat oil on medium heat. Add onions and bacon and sauté for 10 minutes until onions have softened and bacon cooks. Add rutabagas and turnips, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir to coat with onions and bacon. Cook 3 minutes then add chicken stock. Cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally for 25-30 minutes until vegetables are fork tender but not mushy. Serves 4-6.


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