This was very good and easy. Also put the collards in at the beginning. Used chicken broth as that's what I had. I don't think the brown sugar and dijon were necessary, broth was very salty so will omit at least the dijon next time.
My husband never raves about a dish, but he loves this one! He said he could eat it every day.
I followed the recipe exactly, including using a cooked ham. I would recommend using cleaned greens in a package (vs. cleaning bundled greens on your own); putting the greens in at the beginning; and using two frozen packages of peas. I also think that some honey would have made it better--perhaps two tablespoons or 1/4 cup.
The ham and collards had such a great flavor! I followed the recipe except for the following: I put half the collards into my 6 quart crock pot at the beginning of the cooking time. Then after the 6 hours cooking time I took out the ham and put the rest of the collards into the crock pot and cooked them on high for a final hour. While the collards were cooking I removed fat, pulled apart and sliced the ham. There was plenty of broth for both the collards/black-eyed peas mixture and for the ham - keeping the ham moist and warm. With corn muffins and a potato casserole this was a great meal for company on New Years Day!
Yum! This was so easy and so good! I hope to make this every New Year's Day. Like the previous reviewer, I added the collards sooner than the recipe stated. I added them about halfway through. It was perfect. Next time, I will add them in the beginning because it would probably be even better. I love one dish meals and this one is delicious. Just add some corn bread and you"ll be all set!
Very, very good! I was skeptical of only cooking the collards for one hour as the recipe states, so I added them in the beginning with the ham and peas. It turned out wonderfully. The ham was falling apart by the end of cook time, so carving wasn't necessary. Will make again.