Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this recipe on Germandeli.com Gruenkohl is a traditional recipe from northern Germany around the Oldenburg, Bremen,Osnabruck, East Frisia area.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (796 ml) can kale
  • salt
  • 50 g bacon drippings (original recipe in German asks for pork schmaltz. I think bacon drippings would be the closest in fl) or 50 g lard (original recipe in German asks for pork schmaltz. I think bacon drippings would be the closest in fl)
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 lb smoked streaky bacon (not slices-purchase a piece of smoked bacon from a deli)
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 14 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 smoked pork chops (Kassler) or 4 small smoked sausage (Pinkel or any other more salty one)

Directions

  1. Heat up bacon drippings in a large saucepan.
  2. Add onions and saute until soft.
  3. Add kale and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Add salt, broth and smoked bacon.
  5. Cover saucepan and warm up mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes (do not cook longer).
  6. Add the grated potato and cook for a few minutes until thickened.
  7. Remove bacon and keep warm.
  8. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  9. Place the smoked pork chops and/or sausages on the Kale mixture and allow to simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  10. Slice the bacon and place the kale, meat and bacon on a serving dish.
  11. May be served with boiled potatoes or homefries.