Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider

Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon slices
  • 1 ¼ cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 (1 pound) bag chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup diced Granny Smith apples (about 10 oz)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon, cook 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tsp drippings in pan. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add kale, add cook 5 minutes or until wilted, stirring frequently. Add cider and vinegar, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple, salt and pepper, cook 5 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon.