4 P.M. INTERVIEW: Potato Lovers Month

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)— The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association talks about Potato Lovers' Month and American Heart Month.
Potatoes contain potassium which can reduce your risk for heart disease.

Potato, Black Bean, & Swiss Chard Hash
Ready Time: 30min
Prep Time: 15min
Cook Time: 15min
Potato Type: Russet
Serves: 4
Recipe by: Beard & Bonnett

This recipe is a colorful and tasty concoction of potatoes, veggies and spices.


2 large russet potato, scrubbed and cut into a very small dice
2 tablespoons Earth Balance, Olive oil, or Ghee
1/4 cup white onion or 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
2 cups cooked black beans or 1 can rinsed and drained
1 bunch of Swiss chard, sliced into thin ribbons and thick stems diced
1 - 2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
Generous pinch of kosher salt
Black Pepper

Prep Time: 15min | Cook Time: 15min
1.Place the olive oil in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and a generous pinch of kosher salt, toss well to coat. Cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid and cook for 7-9 minutes, tossing or flipping occasionally to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are browning and getting crisp.
2.Add the onions and Swiss chard stems to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the black beans to the skillet and mix well; gently arrange into a single layer in the pan. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping once or twice, to ensure that the beans are heated through and getting crisp.
3.Add the ribbons of Swiss chard and cook briefly until it wilts slightly. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the spices, black pepper, and additional salt to taste. Serve immediately