How to Cook Kale
Recipe for Braised Kale

How to cook kale. Kale cooking instructions. Recipe for Cooking kale southern greens. Recipe for braised kale. Cooking time for fresh kale.

How to cook kale, braised kale recipe.

This is one of my favorite recipes for cooking kale. Kale is not like spinach. It takes a little time to cook fresh kale. I like this recipe for cooking kale because it takes less time to prepare than the more traditional southern greens recipe I often use.

At my house, we eat this as a side dish with nearly any kind of meat. Today we had it with barbecued chicken wings and rice.

If you like Italian food, braised kale and polenta taste good together. If you are from the south, pair them with hominy grits.

Serves 4-6 and takes 1 hour to cook.


  • 1 lb. of clean, cut up kale with the thick part of the stems removed.
  • 3 stips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt, black pepper, sugar, red pepper flakes, and garlic pepper
  • Directions

    1. Fry the bacon in a large skillet. Remove the cooked bacon but leave the drippings in the skillet.

    2. Stir the fresh kale into the drippings until they wilt. Add the water and all other ingredients except the hot sauce, bacon, and black pepper. I just sprinkle each of the seasonings on, tasting as I cook. You're trying to achieve a balance of sweet, sour, and hot.

    3. Simmer the greens until they are tender (about 1 hour). Chop up the bacon and add that to the skillet. Add black pepper and hot sauce to taste.

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