I’ll admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this recipe. I originally bought the ingredients to make a soup, but I just didn’t feel like another tomato-based soup since I had already been eating Creamy Chicken Tomato soup all week.
I decided to take the ingredients and make a saute instead, and I’m glad I did! This recipe turned out much more awesome than anticipated.
You’ll need (makes 4-6 servings):
~1-2 pounds pre-cooked spicy (or non-spicy, if you don’t like spice) sausage. I used turkey kielbasa from Trader Joe’s.
1 bunch kale
1 small onion, roughly chopped
14-oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
4-5 pieces bacon
salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste
Place bacon in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until desired crispiness is achieved!
Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, but leave the remaining grease.
Add onion and saute for a few minutes, then add kale.
Once the kale cooks down, add sausage and tomato.
Crumble bacon and add it to the pan.
Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper (for added spice!) to taste.
For whatever reason, this flavor combination was totally great: smoky, spicy, fire-roasted — a lovely and warm fall dish.