I’ve started preparing all my greens this way, as I really like what the onion and ham do for greens. I’m growing particularly fond of kale these days. I find it very mild compared to other greens. The caramelized onion in this adds just a bit of sweetness the takes away that sharp bitter taste sometimes greens, particularly older greens, can have. This is OK for Induction.
1 whole bunch kale
4 oz. yellow onion, chopped
6 oz. smoked ham or bacon, diced
8-10 drops Tobasco or similar aromatic hot sauce
Wash kale well and coarsely chop the leafy part and place in large stew pot. I usually cut away the tough stems, but the part of the stem that runs up to the leafy area I usually just leave it on unless really large, as they can tend to be tough. Add diced ham and onion and cover with water. I like to use 1-2 c. ham stock in mine ( I always save broth from baked/boiled hams and keep in my freezer for just such things). Bring to boil and then lower to simmer. Cook covered for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes a great lunch by itself or as a side dish with pork chops or roast pork. For those not on ANA, this is wonderful with cornbread.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 3 large 1½ c. servings for eating as a complete meal and that is what is reflected in the numbers below. As a veggie only, it would serve probably around 6 people and the nutritional info would have to be recalculated. Each 1½ cup serving contains:
10.7 g fat
14.3 g carbs
4.3 g fiber
10 g NET CARBS
14.2 g protein
106 mg sodium