Wilted Greens and Red Beans

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes


2 (1-pound) packages fresh turnip greens
1/4 cup diced country ham
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons granulated or brown sugar
Pepper sauce (optional)


Remove and discard stems from greens. Tear into 1/2-inch pieces.

Sauté ham in hot oil in a large skillet over high heat 2 minutes or until browned. Add greens, beans, and vinegar; cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until greens are tender. Sprinkle with sugar. Serve with pepper sauce, if desired.

Wolfgang H.M. Hanau, Palm Beach, Florida,

Southern Living

January 2005