Southern-Style Braised Kale

Serves: 4 to 6

♦ 5 to 6 strips of bacon
♦ 3 to 4 shallots, minced
♦ 2 cloves of garlic, minced
♦ salt and pepper, to taste
♦ 4 bunches of kale
♦ 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
♦ white wine vinegar

Heat a large skillet over medium heat – fry the bacon strips until crisp; remove and place onto a plate lined with paper towels.

Remove all but 3 tbsp of fat from the skillet – set back over medium heat. Add the onion, and saute for 5 to 7 minutes (or until translucent). Add the garlic, salt and pepper and cook for an additional minute.

Add kale, broth and vinegar – bring to a boil, then lower the heat. Allow to simmer for 45 to 60 minutes. Serve with hot sauce and extra vinegar.

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