Winter Greens - USDA Recipe for CACFP

Winter Greens - USDA Recipe for CACFP
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Makes: 25 or 50 Servings

Description

Winter Greens – Kale and collard greens combined with garlic and onions and cooked in a vegetable based broth.

 

Canola oil
1/4 cup
1/2 cup

1. Heat oil in a large stock pot uncovered over high heat.

*Fresh onions, diced
13 oz
2 1/2 cups 2 tsp
1 lb 10 oz
1 qt 1 cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp

2. Add onions. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Sugar
4 oz
1/2 cup
8 oz
1 cup

3. Add sugar. Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Onions will begin to caramelize.

Garlic, minced
3 oz
1/4 cup
6 oz
1/2 cup

4. Add garlic and pepper flakes.

Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp
2 tsp
*Fresh kale, chopped (stems removed)
4 lb 4 oz
4 gal 1 qt
8 lb 8 oz
8 gal 2 qt

5. Reduce heat to medium. Add kale and vegetable base. Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes.

Vegetable base
3 Tbsp
1/4 cup 2 Tbsp
Water
3 qt
1 gal 2 qt

6. Add water. Stir well.

(Optional) *Fresh jalapenos
2 each
4 each

7. Add 2 jalapenos (optional).

8. Bring to a boil, and turn down to a simmer. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 30-45 minutes until greens are tender.

9. Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher.

10. Pour 1 gal (about 6 lb 14 oz) kale into a steam table pan (12” x 20” x 2 ½”). For 25 servings, use 1 pan. For 50 servings, use 2 pans.

11. Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.

12. Remove jalapenos before serving.

13. Portion with No. 8 scoop (1/2 cup).

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Notes

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Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service
 
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NSLP/SBP Crediting Information:  One portion provides 1 cup dark green vegetable.     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
CACFP Crediting Information:  One portion provides 1 cup vegetable.
 
*Please note that this recipe contains differing crediting and serving size amounts. This is due to the shrinkage of the kale after it has been cooked.  
 
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