Grünkohl, also known as Kale, is a traditional German winter dish made from kale and usually served with potatoes, bacon, and sausages. The kale is cooked for several hours with onions, bacon, and spices, until it becomes tender and flavorful. Grünkohl is a hearty and comforting dish that is typically eaten in the colder months.


  • 2 pounds of kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 slices of bacon, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 sausages or any other meat of your choice
  • 4-6 boiled potatoes


  1. In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside.
  2. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and sauté until softened.
  3. Add the kale, broth, nutmeg, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 1-2 hours, or until the kale is tender.
  4. In a separate pan, cook the sausages or other meat of your choice.
  5. Serve the Grünkohl hot with the sausages, boiled potatoes and the crispy bacon on top.

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