Sautéed Kale with Apples and Bacon

*Recipe taken from Real Simple magazine; find the original recipe here

Sometimes I have ideas for recipes only to find they already exist online.  Occasionally I make adjustments and tweaks to my liking, but in this case I didn’t change one thing.  This recipe from Real Simple is easy, quick, and delicious!


4 slices of bacon

1 onion, diced

1 apple, diced

1 medium bunch of kale, thick stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)

Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then crumble.

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Add the onion and apple to the drippings in the skillet and cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

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Add the kale, season with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cook, tossing occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more. Mix in the bacon and vinegar.

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Serve and enjoy!

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