Bacon and Brown Sugar-Braised Collard Greens

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Calories from fat: 42%
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 208mg
  • Calcium: 90mg

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

  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.
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