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Bacon and Brown Sugar-Braised Collard Greens

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.