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Recipe: Beans and Greens

As I research heart health, two foods keep coming up as good for your heart: leafy greens and beans (red and yellow, black and white, they’re delicious in our sight). So in honor of heart health, here’s a quick, easy, tasty recipe for Beans and Greens.

Beans and GreensIngredients:

1/2 TBS olive oil

1 small onion, chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup water

2 tsp beef bullion paste (or 1 packet powdered)

4 cloves garlic, minced

8 cups kale, chopped into 1-2″ pieces (approx 6-8 oz)

1 cup broccoli slaw

1 can beans, drained and rinsed (approx 2 cups)

Parmesan cheese, grated

salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in 6 quart stock pot over medium heat. Saute onions for 2 minutes.
  2. Dissolve beef bullion in water, add to pot, and stir. Add garlic and kale, stir, cover and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli slaw and beans, stir. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Salt to taste. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Recipe: Kale Beans

Is it bad that I’m in love with bacon? It makes so many things taste so good…especially bit pots of vegetables. It looks like a lot of kale at first, but trust me, it boils down to a reasonable amount.

Kale Beans 2


½ lb bacon (or turkey bacon…gobble gobble…it up)

1 lb kale (6-8 cups chopped)

1 onion

2 tomatoes

1 can red or black beans

¼ cup fresh cilantro



Sharp knife and cutting board

Large soup pot with lid

Can opener



Chop onion and tomatoes.

Cut bacon into 1” pieces.

Wash kale.

Drain and rinse beans.



Fry the bacon and onion over medium heat until onion is tender.

Add tomatoes, kale, beans and cilantro.

Cover tightly and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until kale is tender.

If too much liquid remains once kale is cooked, uncover and simmer 10 minutes more until liquid evaporates.

Serve over rice or by its savory lonesome.



5-6 one cup servings (Told you the kale would cook down!)


Note: I used yellow tomato and red onion when I took this picture. With red tomato, it’ll look Christmas-y 🙂