Braised Kale With Black Beans and Tomatoes

"Despite its list of ingredients, this Portuguese dish is simple to make because everything goes straight into the pot and simmers into a rustic blend of nicely-balanced flavors. Points 3."
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  • Using a sharp paring knife, slice off the hard, central vein of each kale leaf.
  • Stacking 3 to 4 leaves at a time, cut them crosswise into half-inch strips.
  • Rinse in a colander or sieve and shake well, leaving some moisture clinging to leaves.
  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Saute onion until translucent, about 4 minutes.
  • Add kale and mix until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and garlic.
  • Cook, stirring, until tomatoes soften slightly, about 3 minutes.
  • Add beans and broth.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until kale is tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve as a side dish or over brown rice for a main course.

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  1. this was BEYOND awesome!!!!! It was my first try with Kale, and lemme tell ya, I have a new favorite Veggie!!! I made a few tiny adjustments. I used canned diced tomatoes, and only about 1/4 c. broth. I also used minced garlic. I let it simmer about 10 minutes only because I was strapped for time and it was wonderful, wonderful, WoNDERFUL!
  2. A hit at our house when served as a side dish. I used a can of Italian diced tomatoes rather than fresh and some homemade seasoned beans I had in the freezer. Healthy and wonderful. I'd serve it over brown rice next time.
  3. This was an was a great surprise. I also used the diced tomatoes as suggested by Britfoodlover and let it cook down to a slightly moist vegetable mixture. Not really appetizing looking but tastes great. Maybe the cooking changes the colors a bit.
  4. Excellent! I also tried it with spicy canned tomatoes with chili's. This is a very tasty side dish to serve. Served with steak and good sour dough bread. What a treat!
  5. It was OK, but I have better recipes for kale. The tomatoes don't need to cook for 3 minutes and the kale doesn't take 30 minutes to cook. It's very healthy, but needs more seasoning or something. It is pretty easy to make once you prepare the kale, onions, tomatoes, etc.



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