Bacon & Kale Burger Beds
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Makes: 2 servings
  • ½ lb. ground pork (preferably heritage bred)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 slices bacon (same deal, preferably heritage bred)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped kale leaves
  • ½ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. sesame oil
  • 4 cups bok choy, chopped
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, chopped
  • 1½ tsp. tamari
  • ¼ cup kimchi (optional)
  1. Preheat outdoor grill or skillet over high heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine pork and salt.
  3. Place bacon, kale and garlic in a food processor and pulse a few times to create a uniform texture. (Alternatively you could mince with a knife.) Add to your mixing bowl.
  4. Mix well and form patties. Place on hot grill or skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. While burger cooks, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil. Then add bok choy, mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Season with tamari.
  6. Serve burgers over cooked veggies. Top with a scoop of kimchi if desired.
Recipe by She's Got Power with Michelle Leotta at