Bacon and Brown Sugar-Braised Collard Greens

recipe
Cooking collard greens in a lightly sweetened braising liquid curbs their bitter bite. This Southern-inspired side dish is great with grilled pork chops and corn bread.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 60
Caloriesfromfat 42 %
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 7.2 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 208 mg
Calcium 90 mg

Ingredients

2 bacon slices
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (16-ounce) package prewashed torn collard greens

Preparation

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion and garlic to drippings in pan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in crumbled bacon, 2 cups water, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Gradually add greens. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender.

Note:

Jeff Gremillion,

June 2007
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