Italian Recipes: Sautéed Kale With Beans & Pancetta

Italian Recipes: Sautéed Kale With Beans & Pancetta

Greens prepared in this rustic manner are delicious served with grilled or roasted meats.


1 Large Bunch Of Kale (See Notes Above), washed, Dried & Sliced
1/2 Cup Diced Onion
3 Garlic Cloves, Peeled & Thinly Sliced
1/3 Cup Diced Pancetta
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Small Red Hot Chili Pepper, Minced, or Red Pepper Flakes To Taste
Salt & Pepper
1 Can White Beans (Cannellini or Garbanzo Beans), Drained & Rinsed


In a large pot, heat the oil and cook the onions and pancetta until the onions are translucent, and the pancetta is beginning to brown.
Add the garlic and chili pepper, and cook for another minute or two.
Add the kale and stir well to coat with the oil mixture.
Cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until the kale is tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, and add the beans, and cook until the beans are heated through, about 5 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

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