This is a week night go-to dinner from my friend Marta, a mom of two living outside Barcelona who cooks both lunch and dinner daily for her family. 

She also works, so I asked her how she has time to cook from scratch on a daily, much less twice daily, basis. Her answer is simple meals like this one made from fresh ingredients. She also plans big purchases of meats and poultry on a monthly basis, and honestly, I suspect she has a level of culinary knowledge that is a notch above most.

  • 3 large white or red potatos
  • 1/2 bunch of Swiss chard 
  • 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • Hamburgers or sliders for the number of people you are serving
  • Salt

Boil water and 1 tsp salt in a pot so that the water will just cover the potatos. Peel the potatoes and chop into 2 inch chunks, add to the broiling water. After about 20 minutes, when potatoes add the Swiss chard, pre-washed, atop the potatos. The steam will cook the chard. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes and reserve. Fry the hamburgers in olive oil. Remove the potatos and chard and gently drain. Place on a plate and accompany with the burgers and tomatoes. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.