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Last summer I raised kale in my garden and, unfortunately, the bugs LOVED it. I decided not to plant Kale again this year but Mother Nature took a different turn. Several volunteer kale plants popped up in my garden and it was beautiful and…no bugs!  Mother Nature, are you telling me I need to try Kale again next year?

Recently at our book club potluck, a friend made a delicious collard green dish and this sounded similar.  It is very tasty but next time I would cut back on the crushed pepper.  This could easily be vegan by skipping the bacon. IMG_2572

BRAISED KALE

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced garlic
  • 10 cup loosely packed chopped kale (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup fat-free lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper  (too hot for me–I would reduce to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 10 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.

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Add kale, broth, 1 cup water, and red pepper; cover and bring to a boil.

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Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

Recipe from:  My Recipes
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