Sweet-and-Tangy Braised Greens With Smoked Turkey

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours


1 (16-oz.) package fresh collard greens, stems removed
1 (0.75-lb.) smoked turkey leg
5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup


1. Thoroughly wash greens. Pat dry with paper towels.

2. Remove skin and meat from turkey leg, discarding skin and bone. Coarsely chop meat.

3. Sauté chopped turkey and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes. Add vinegar, chicken broth, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add greens, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes. Stir in 2 Tbsp. maple syrup; simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes or until greens are tender. Serve immediately.

Note: For a milder flavor, reduce cider vinegar to 1/3 cup and maple syrup to 1 Tbsp.; increase chicken broth to 1/2 cup. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Sweet-and-Tangy Braised Kale With Smoked Turkey: Substitute 1 (16-oz.) package fresh kale for collard greens. Prepare recipe as directed.