Keto Kale with Garlic & Bacon

January 2, 2018 2:56 pm Published by 2 Comments

This KETO food pyramid, pulled from reddit,

practically turns the old food pyramid on its head!

keto diet

Let’s Do This!

January 2nd and it’s time to get real about those resolutions. Surely the Ketogenic diet is the most appealing diet since bacon is a mainstay of this fat-burning diet.


Dr. John Salerno’s book, “Fight Fat with FAT” offers this recipe.

Kale with Garlic & Bacon

1 1/2 pounds kale (about 2 bunches), tough stems and center ribs cut off and discarded

10 hickory smoked bacon slices

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 tsp red chili flakes

1 cup chicken broth

salt to taste

fresh ground black pepper to taste

Stack a few kale leaves and roll lengthwise into a cigar shape. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips with a sharp knife. Repeat with remaining leaves.

Cook bacon in a wide 6 to 8 quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp; then transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Cook garlic and red chili flakes in remaining fat over moderately low heat, stirring, until pale golden, about 30 seconds. Add kale (pot will be full) and cook, turning with tongs, until wilted and bright green, about 1 minute. Add broth and simmer, partially covered, until just tender, 6 – 10 minutes.

Toss with bacon and salt & pepper to taste.

Calories: 375 Fat: 26 g. Protein: 22.31 g. Carbs: 18.1 g. Fiber: 1.36 g.

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  • Adam says:

    This is almost identical to my go-to kale recipe–but I don’t use chicken broth. Once it’s sauteed in the bacon grease it’s good to go–what does the broth add?

    • Boss Hog says:

      Hi Adam, I have not yet made this recipe YET, but I assume the broth is to help wilt/steam all the kale. Do you follow the ketogenic diet?

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