Braised Southern Style Kale


Braised Southern Style Kale

This braised kale is as pretty as it is delicious. I used a lot of colorful ingredients to please the eyes as well as the taste buds. There’s plenty of sweet red bell peppers, flavorful onions, and spicy jalapeños peppers.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 2 1/2 lb Rainbow kale (washed and cut)
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 1/2 lb Smoked turkey leg
  • 1 Medium yellow onion
  • 1 Large red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup Sliced jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp White or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces Chicken broth
  • 2 cups Water


  • Put the smoked turkey in a large pot, then pour in the chicken broth.
  • Cover, and boil the smoked turkey over medium high heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Add in the 2 cups of water, then start adding the kale, and stir.
  • Once all the kale is in the pot, add in the carrots, red peppers, jalapeños, onions, and garlic.
  • Stir the ingredients, then sprinkle in the sugar, seasoning salt, and black pepper.
  • Add in the apple cider vinegar, and stir.
  • Reduce the heat to low medium, and cover the pot.
  • Let simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve and enjoy!


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