This is a recipe for kale greens made in a pressure cooker with turkey bacon. I make this with a 6-quart electric pressure cooker. If you eat red meat, feel free to substitute the turkey bacon with the real thing. If you want less salt, cut back on the bouillon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Stir in turkey bacon, onion, celery, and red pepper flakes; cook until turkey bacon is browned and onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes more. Add kale gradually; cook and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, bouillon cubes, sugar, and pepper.

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  • Cover pressure cooker with lid and cook kale according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through natural release method. Open the pressure cooker carefully; stir in salt and hot pepper sauce.

Cook's Notes:

Increase kale amount to 1 1/2 pounds or as much as will fit into your pressure cooker for this recipe, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 11.3g 18% DV; cholesterol 18.8mg 6% DV; sodium 2258.7mg 90% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2018
Very flavorful and the kale was very tender. I used regular bacon. This dish doesn't take long when you're using a pressure cooker. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
I had to pick out some of the bacon way too much for me next time i will only use two slices i did not change anything this was absolutely the best kale dish i've ever had i had a plate for lunch with toasted chiabbatta bread i will be having this at least once a week along with brown rice (bought organic ca brown rice at farmers mkt i quit eating rice because of the arsenic found in rice )and i love rice but the rice i bought doesn't use cchicen manure where most of the. Inorganic arsenic comes from; you can't buy it in stores only from farmers market. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2018
Very flavorful and the kale was very tender. I used regular bacon. This dish doesn't take long when you're using a pressure cooker. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2018
Original dish was way too salty. Second time used reduced sodium ingredients and much less boullion. Works well as a side dish and can be made in a pot on the stove top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2019
My kids devoured these greens! At first, they thought it was collards (which they were not too excited about). These are a new side dish in our home. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2018
This is my go-to for any kind of greens and I LOVE it! I use 4 slices or real (not turkey) bacon low-sodium broth and only one bouillon cube and it's perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2019
Didnt use broth or bacon since my wife is Vegetarian but the rest of the ingredients I used and it turned out very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2020
I used a whole pound of real pork bacon because to me, bacon makes everything better. I didn’t deviate from the original recipe after that. The stock made from this Kale recipe is an amazing soup as well. I’ll be replacing the GREENS with other kinds in the future but, using all the same other ingredients. I know those will also be a hit at my address, LOL. Read More