German Comfort Food: Grünkohl Recipe

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

A simple hearty kale dish straight from Germany

recipe for grünkohl
Kale, kielbasa and potatoes are simmered in duck fat and mustard seeds to create a hearty, healthy stew.

NYC New American restaurant Hospoda is the place to be for beer-inspired (and paired) cuisine. In honor of #GermanyDay, we borrowed a recipe for grünkohl, a stewed kale and sausage dish that's a comfort food of Executive Chef Rene Stein. Says Stein: 

"My mom made an awesome grünkohl! It's basically a kale stew with speck and smoked sausage. The key is making sure the kale is tender and adding the mustard seeds and Dijon mustard."

Servings: 2 - 4


3 pounds kale
2 cups chicken stock
8 ounces kielbasa
4 ounces speck
2 tablespoons duck fat
6 ounces Idaho potatoes, diced
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
Dijon mustard, to serve
  1. Sauté the speck, kielbasa and potato in the duck fat until golden brown.
  2. Add the kale, chicken stock and mustard seeds.
  3. Cook for about 2 hours on low heat.
  4. Finish with salt and pepper serve with Dijon mustard.

Find more sausage recipes on Food Republic:

Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
2 hours, 20 minutes
About Us | Advertise With Us | Contact Us | RSS | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
© 2013 Food Republic. All rights reserved.