April 19, 2012

kale with white beans

last week I bought a bag of kale with plans to make kale chips but that didn't end up happening. instead, i found this recipe and decided to give it a go. it was a great healthy meal for dinner and I even used the leftovers for lunch. yum!

Kale with White Beans

4 slices of bacon
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup uncooked onion, diced
1 pound of kale, stemmed and chopped
1 cup chicken broth
15 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

cook bacon over medium heat to desired crispness.
remove back from pot/skillet and set aside.
add onions and red pepper flake to bacon drippings, cook until soft (about 10 mins)
add garlic and kale, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes
pour chicken broth into pot, cover and simmer over low heat for 8-10 minutes
add beans and simmer uncovered until liquid evaporates
stir in salt, vinegar and sugar.
sprinkle with bacon and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I made this recipe last week! I am still undecided on how I feel about it, but I'm glad you liked it!