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Kale with Shredded Pork

Kale with Shredded Pork

Kale with Shredded Pork can be a one-dish meal – full of flavor, nutrition, tasty pork … satisfying!

Kale with Shredded Pork may not be the most exciting name, but this is my idea of a great one-dish meal. Very easy to make, tasty, nutritious, and really satisfying. It’s a variation of a kind of dish I really like a lot – vegetables and seasonings sauteed up in a skillet with some kind of meat. I’ve done entrees similar to this with chicken. I made this with shredded pork that I had been using in tacos and burritos. Yeah, I might put this in a tortilla, but with less kale in proportion to the pork.

For this particular recipe, I used already cooked shredded pork from the store. There are many brands that are very good, and it’s super easy. I also usually have tubs of my homemade shredded pork in the freezer.  These are from my pulled pork recipes – when I freeze my pulled pork, I put the sauce and the shredded pork in different tubs or plastic bags. You can check out my interesting variety of pulled pork recipes here.

Back to this recipe. Sometimes I like to buy a big bag of fresh kale, and I like to make a recipe like this one with about half the bag. If you have ideas for variations on this, I’d love to hear them!

Kale with Shredded Pork
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An easy one-dish meal that's tasty and nutritious with fresh kale and shredded pork
Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ cups shredded cooked pork
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 cups fresh kale, chopped & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp water (to steam kale)
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp diced green chiles
  1. In a large skillet, coat bottom with olive oil and heat to medium high heat. Spread pork over the bottom, add the garlic and sear for about 5 minutes, stirring every minute or two.
  2. Add the kale, balsamic vinegar, water, ginger and chiles. Turn down the heat to medium, cover, and steam for about 5 minutes, stirring once or twice until kale is fully cooked.
  3. If desired, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.



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