Braised Kale and White Beans

June 15, 2011 / By Foodland

Braised Kale and White Beans

A simple and delicious side dish!
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 Servings (as a side dish)


  • 0.5 pound bacon, diced 1/2"
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 pounds kale, thick stems removed, washed and cut into 2" sections
  • 1 cup broth
  • 3 cups white beans, canned
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 dash extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 zest of one lemon


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, sweat the bacon until the fat starts to render.
  2. Add in the onion and cook for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the kale and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the broth and simmer until the kale is tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add in the beans and season with salt and pepper.
  6. When serving, transfer to a platter, drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and grate fresh lemon zest over the top.
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