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By: Enrique Gili on Feb. 11, 2014, 1:02 p.m.
Kale and Bacon

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Cooked Kale with Bacon

Kale is healthy and bacon is tasty, so grab a fork and dig in.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 to 4

Cooked Kale with Bacon


  • 3 slices bacon, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 tbs. rendered bacon fat
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch organic kale, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water or low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tbs. red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper, and sea salt to taste
  1. Trim excess fat from bacon, cut into 1-inch sections. Add bacon to large heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium low heat until edges curl and bacon crisps, about 8 minutes. Place bacon on paper towels. Remove rendered bacon fat.
  2. Remove fibrous stems, cut or tear kale crosswise into small strips. Combine olive oil with rendered bacon fat, heat for 1 minute. Add kale to skillet and cover until kale turns bright green and wilts, about 5 or 6 minutes. Remove lid, add water and cook until liquid is evaporated about 10 minutes. Add bacon pieces and toss with vinegar, salt and pepper.