Good-for-You Collards

Smoky bits of lean Canadian bacon and light beer are the secrets to this dish's fabulous flavor. We also love the easy convenience of packaged collards.

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 50 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 6 Canadian bacon slices, chopped
  • 1 medium-size sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (16-oz.) package fresh collard greens, washed and trimmed
  • 1 (12-oz.) can light beer
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Sauté Canadian bacon and onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add collards, in batches, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until wilted. Stir in beer, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. Stir in lemon juice and remaining ingredients.
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