How to Make It
Sauté ham in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add 3 tbsp flour to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add chicken broth, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until broth begins to thicken.
Bring mixture to a boil, and add onion, bell pepper, and celery mix and collard greens; return to a boil, and cook, stirring often, 15 minutes. Stir in black-eyed peas and crushed red pepper; spoon hot mixture into a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour Cornbread Crust Batter evenly over hot filling mixture.
Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown and set. Top with Pimiento-Cheese Corn Sticks, if desired.
Note: We tested with Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.
Also appeared in: Southern Living, January, 2003