Kool Kale

  • 60 mins
  • 8 ingredients


  • thick cut bacon - cut into small cubes 1 slice
  • onion, chopped 1/2 cup
  • cloves garlic, chopped 2 medium
  • low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • olive oil 1 Tbsp.
  • large bunch of Kale, washed, stems removed, and sliced into thin strips 1
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Freshly Washed Kale

In a large skillet, saute the bacon cubes until crisp.  Once crisp remove bacon to a paper towel.  In the bacon fat, add a Tbsp. olive oil(may need less or more depending on how fatty your bacon is).  Add the chopped onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and saute for another minute or so.

Then, add chicken stock and bring to a simmer.  Add Kale and a little salt and pepper.  Cover and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring every once in a while.  I cooked the Kale for another 2 or 3 minutes more, test for seasoning and then plate it.  Garnish with the bacon bits.  Enjoy!

I served this tonight with salmon fillets – so yummy!

*After so many years of hearing Rachael Ray boast about her love of bacon from Oscars Smokehouse in Warrensburg, NY, my husband and I decided to finally order some, since they ship.  OMG, great tasting bacon.  We ordered the slab bacon.  It has a nice flavor, but isn’t too fatty.    A great addition to the dish.

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