Bacon and kale is a match made in heaven!
Kale is firmer than spinach, so it doesn’t reduce in volume quite as much. But be sure to cut out the firm stems before cooking, you’ll eliminate that bitter taste and be left with, well, kale-y goodness.
Then there’s the bacon…I actually used fully-cooked store bought bacon, and it worked just fine. Raw bacon will only add more flavor!
Just sayin. My toddler ate this. Worth a post, in my opinion!
Wilted Kale with Bacon
- 6-8 cups fresh kale (about 1 bunch), chopped, stems removed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 strips bacon (or to taste)
- 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the bacon and cook until crispy; remove bacon and set aside on a paper towel.
Add the chopped kale, and toss to coat. Add chicken broth. Cover with a lid, tossing occasionally, until wilted, about 10 minutes.
Chop bacon and add back to kale; toss. Serve immediately. Enjoy!