Big leafy greens with bacon

Big leafy greens with bacon recipe

Get your extra healthy green fix, with a yummy bacon twist!

  • 1 bunch collard greens, kale, spinach – washed and chopped
  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups homemade chicken stock or water
  • 1 medium yellow onion- diced
  • 3 cloves garlic- crushed
  • fresh ground pepper and sea salt (to taste)
  1. Begin by cooking the bacon in a frying pan over low to medium heat (cook to desired crispiness)
  2. When finished cooking, pour bacon grease into a container, keeping approximately 2 tbsp of it in the pan
  3. In addition to this, you can also add in 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil if you wish
  4. Chop up the onion and crush the garlic cloves
  5. Cook until golden brown in the rendered lard/coconut oil
  6. Next pour in the chicken broth or water, whichever you choose and bring to a boil
  7. Reduce heat to medium and add in chopped collard greens, and cover (tip- the leaves are quite large, so I washed, then rolled a few together to chop them = “Chiffonade” cutting technique)
  8. Cook on this heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 40 minutes, or until completely softened.
  9. Finally, drain out access liquid and add in crumbled slices of bacon
  10. Mix together and plate
  11. Top with fresh ground pepper and sea salt and garnish with several slices of lemon
  12. Enjoy!

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