Braised Kale with Bacon


  • 3 strips thick bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 cups kale, rinsed and chopped
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large deep pan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove all but 2-3 tablespoons bacon grease and add onion and garlic; saute for five minutes.

Add red pepper flakes and kale and cook until it begins to soften (about five minutes). Add chicken stock, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until tender (adding stock if needed). Add lemon juice, and adjust salt and pepper to taste.