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Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon

Pairing nutritious kale and tasty bacon makes this Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon the perfect side dish. It is a great way to use that huge bag of kale from the farmers' market or the grocery store.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tangy wilted kale with bacon
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Barbara


  • 4 slices bacon fried crisp, excess fat drained and reserved
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar heaping
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 large bunch of curly kale stemmed and coarsely chopped


  • Heat 3 Tablespoons of the reserved bacon grease in a medium skillet over medium low heat.
  • Add onion, cooking until translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  • Add sugar and vinegar, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add kale, and stir constantly until wilted, around 1 minute.
  • Season generously with salt and black pepper.
  • Serve garnished with chopped bacon.