Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen
Hands-On Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 8 to 10 servings

From bacon to carnitas to BBQ, pork has hit prime time nationally. This recipe featuring ham and the Southern staples greens and cornbread continues to be a go-to dinner for our food editors. 

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown and set. Top with Pimiento-Cheese Corn Sticks, if desired.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.

Also appeared in: Southern Living, January, 2003

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