Kale and bacon broth recipe

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serves: 3 - 4
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 40 min
- 45

Nutrition per portion

Calories 324 kCal 16%
Fat 19g 27%
  -  Saturates 5gg 25%
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  • A comforting soup made with cheap ingredients like fresh kale and bacon


    • 2tbspsunflower oil
    • 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 6-8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
    • 500g (1lb) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 1 litre (1¾ pints) ham or vegetable stock
    • 200g (7oz) kale, finely shredded
    • Salt and ground black pepper


    • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, garlic and bacon. Cook over a medium heat for 7-10 mins, stirring occasionally, until the ingredients have started to turn a light golden colour.

    • Add the potatoes to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally. Pour in the stock and bring the mixture to the boil. Reduce the heat and then simmer the broth for about 15-20 mins, until the potatoes are soft.

    • Remove the pan from the heat and use a potato masher to break up the potatoes, leaving them slightly chunky.

    • Return the pan to the heat and bring to the boil, then add the shredded kale to the pan and simmer for about 5 mins, until the kale is just tender. Season to taste and serve straight away.

    Top tip for making Kale and bacon broth

    Freezing suggestions: The soup may be prepared up to the end of step 3, chilled and then frozen for up to 1 month. Allow the broth to defrost, reheat and bring to the boil, then finish as step 4.

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