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bacon fried kale (paleo)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Victoria Meyers
Hot Springs National Park, AR

This has become my families favorite fast food. We buy sugar free bacon ends in 1 pound packages from US Wellness meats online, and then we only use a 1/2 pound at a meal for frugality. But it is plenty for this recipe :)

(1 rating)
yield 3 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For bacon fried kale (paleo)

  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, strips or ends chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 lg
    onion, chpped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1
    inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 lg
    carrot, chopped
  • 1 lg
    celery stalk, sliced
  • 1/2 md
    sweet potato, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut or grapeseed oil (optional)
  • 2 bunch
    washed, chopped kale
  • 1/4 c
    to 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries, raisins, dates
  • 1/4 c
    sliced raw almonds, walnuts, pecans etc
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • sea salt & cracked pepper to taste

How To Make bacon fried kale (paleo)

  • 1
    Chop bacon into very small bite-size pieces (1/2 inch diameter) Cook over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • 2
    Chop onions, garlic, ginger and add to the bacon when it is about half-way cooked.
  • 3
    Add chopped carrot, celery, and shredded sweet potato one at a time stirring after each addition.
  • 4
    Continue to cook and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to keep the sweet potato from sticking- until the carrot begins to soften. If there is not enough bacon grease you may need to add some coconut or grapeseed oil.
  • 5
    Add chopped kale, let it steam on top of the mixtures while you add your spices, and nuts, seeds, and fruit, a few minutes, then begin to stir it into the mixture in the pan. Work slowly so that the kale doesn't flip out of the pan as you stir. The kale will wilt more and more as it becomes covered with the oils.
  • 6
    When the kale is all wilted and everything is mixed well its done. Serve hot.