Crispy bacon, sautéed onion, ham, and garlic perfect these Southern-Style Collard Greens, making them an essential part of your traditional Southern feast.
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
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.
Everyone LOVED these, even people that have never had greens before. It did not stink up the house the way you might think. I made a 2/3 (2-1 pound bags, 2-32oz low sodium chicken broth, etc.) recipe and it was enough for 20, but everyone wished there was more left in the pot. This was the first time ever cooking greens, and I cant wait to do it again. Plan on cooking for about 3 hours on a low simmer. Nothing but rave reviews, and requests for more.
VERY EASY RECIPE!!!!
So I was tasting to make sure the flavors and the greens were to my desire they were half done and still tasted great. I've never added apple cider vinegar to anything in my life because of the smell. BS i told myself...i was missing out on this greatness! I did add garlic and onion powder because i love those two flavors! At the last five mins I also added kale. And my 11 year old picky daughter doesn't even know. AWESOME SAUCE!! Those greens went great with my candi yams, oven fried chicken, fresh steamed corn on the cob and hot water cornbread. Yes I am a southern that love good food.Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Still in almost done phase...would have been helpful to know if to cook uncovered or not..I am cooking uncovered for over 2 hrs at med..I went to between med and high during last hour because they were "sitting there" (now slow boil) and they still don't look done..will try another hour
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