When I saw the recipe for Beef, Bean and Barley Stew in the book I'm using to get my health on track, Always Hungry? by Dr. David Ludwig, it called for 8 cups of chard, and I knew I had to make it happen (and I could do it in my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, which made me even happier). Alas, it seems to be mislabeled for all phases of the program, so I had to omit the barley. I also replaced the water with broth, which always improves flavor, and subbed white beans for kidney beans since I only had the former on hand.
The white beans are hiding in the container behind the olive oil...I cooked those in the pressure cooker the day before. A well-drained and rinsed can of them would be perfectly fine, or a can of kidney beans.
Sprinkle 1 lb cubes of beef (stew meat or chuck) with salt and pepper. Pre-heat electric pressure cooker on saute or Dutch oven on stove with one Tbsp olive oil. Brown beef on at least two sides, being careful not to overcrowd the pot like I did here. I still got a little browning, but that foamy stuff is liquid that's really steaming the beef. Better to do it in two batches.
Wash the chard and remove the leaves from the stems.
Mince a clove or two of garlic. Add chopped stems and garlic to onion and celery mixture, then saute for a couple more minutes. Add 1 tsp thyme and 1/2 or 1 bay leaf.
Chop chard leaf into strips and add 1/3 to 1/2 to the pot.
Add tomatoes, stir well, then add 4 cups of beef or vegetable broth and let warm up a bit. Add beef and 1 1/2 cups white beans.
If you're using a Dutch oven on the stovetop, bring everything to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook
Top with sour cream and fresh parsley if you have it...my parsley wilted on me, so it was no longer picture-friendly :(