Braised Kale with Mushrooms and Beans

Braised Kale with Mushrooms and Beans

Boy this dish is so so so good, mouth-watering, show-stopping good! I’m cooking the kale as a side dish although it is also delicious in salads or combined with other ingredients for a complete entree. The time that is spent on it will be greatly rewarded by the taste it brings to your mouth.

Braised Kale with Mushrooms and Beans
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Recipe type: Side Dish or Entree
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Serves: 6
 
Great Northern beans or navy beans are best in this hearty vegetable side dish or vegetarian main course. Mix mushrooms such as shiitake, cremini, and white button.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ pound mixed mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium bunch of kale (about 1 to 1¼ pounds), touch stems removed, cut into 1-inch strips
  • ½ cup organic low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned low-sodium or cooked white beans, such as navy or Great Northern, drained, and rinsed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. HEAT 1 tablespoon of the extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the shallot and cook for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add half of the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. ADD the mushrooms and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Cook the mushrooms for about 6 minutes, until they have released their liquid and have begun to brown. Remove the mushrooms for the pan and set aside.
  3. HEAT the remaining 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining shallot and cook for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the remaining garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. ADD the sliced kale, broth, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper. Turn the kale in the pan until it wilts. Cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes, until the kale is tender.

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