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Braised Kale with Bacon Recipe

Looking for an easy Braised Kale with Bacon recipe? Learn how to make Braised Kale with Bacon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by 1mpala

Makes 2 servings



It always amazes me how much a huge bunch of kale shrinks during cooking. This recipe is especially good with the tender Red Russian variety. A squeeze of lemon makes a good finish. Serves two generously from Finecooking

Recipe Ingredients for Braised Kale with Bacon

2 tbs. olive oil
2 oz bacon, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 lb. kale, stemmed, leaves roughly torn
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Braised Kale with Bacon

  1. In a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the bacon, onion, and red chile flakes; sauté until the onion is deep golden, about 5 min. Add the kale; toss with tongs to coat the leaves with oil. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer until the leaves are quite tender, about 10 min. (thicker-leaved varieties will need longer, so do check the pan, adding water or broth if needed, and taste a leaf).

  2. Stir in the minced garlic, raise the heat to high, and boil uncovered until the pan is dry. Season with a few grinds of pepper (you probably won't need salt) and serve.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 598.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
488
Calories from Fat
259
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.8g
44%
Saturated Fat
6.4g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
1376mg
57%
Potassium
1894mg
54%
Total Carbohydrates
38.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
25.9g
Vitamin A 1046% Vitamin C 685%
Calcium 48% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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