German Style Green Kale (Gruenkohl)

Recipe by HeatherFeather
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Wash the kale in lukewarm warm very well several times to remove all grit and dirt- do not dry them off- leave them dripping wet.
  • Remove the hard stems from the leaves and then place the kale into a pot, put the lid on, and let it cook over medium heat until it wilts- this won't be terribly long.
  • Drain in colander and then dry the leaves completely.
  • Coarsley chop the kale.
  • Heat the bacon grease in a skillet, add onion and cook until brown, stirring often.
  • Add the kale to the pan, along with salt and pepper to taste, a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, and a pinch of sugar.
  • Add the beef broth to the vegetables and stir to mix.
  • Cover and let cook 45 minutes- it should get very, very tender and will be very, very soft.
  • If you prefer, briefly cook some bratwurst in hot water according to the package directions, then add them to the pot in the last 15 minutes of cooking time.
  • Check seasonings again before serving.