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Southern-Style Collard Greens

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Simon Andrews
Prep time 1 hr, 4 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 4 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings
Crispy bacon, sautéed onion, ham, and garlic perfect these Southern-Style Collard Greens, making them an essential part of your traditional Southern feast.

Ingredients

  • 12 hickory-smoked bacon slices, finely chopped
  • 2 medium-size sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 3/4 pound smoked ham, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 (32-oz.) containers chicken broth
  • 3 (1-lb.) packages fresh collard greens, washed and trimmed
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a 10-qt. stockpot over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until almost crisp. Add onion, and sauté 8 minutes; add ham and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 hours or to desired degree of tenderness.