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Collard Greens and Beans

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars
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"Caramelized onions, bacon, and cannellini beans add depth of flavor to collard greens. So delicious! Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. "
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Ingredients

2 h 35 m servings 163
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep pan with a lid, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon pieces from the pan, and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and stir the sliced onion into the hot bacon fat. Cook and stir the onion until it begins to brown, scraping the bits off the bottom of the pan, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook and stir 4 more minutes. Return the bacon to the pan, stir in the collard greens, and toss gently until the greens are wilted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the water to almost cover the collard greens, and stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer the collard greens until very tender, 1 to 2 hours.
  4. About 1/2 hour before serving, stir the cannellini beans into the collard greens, and return to a simmer.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 163 calories; 3.5 24.8 8.3 7 387 Full nutrition

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Made them tonight with a few changes and we really liked them. Must say collards aren't our favorite, but hubby said this recipe is definitely a keeper. My changes--an extra slice of bacon, whi...

Most helpful critical review

Good dish but the flavors didn’t work for me. I found the cider vinegar and brown sugar not desirable and will stick with greens that have chicken broth and spice.

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Made them tonight with a few changes and we really liked them. Must say collards aren't our favorite, but hubby said this recipe is definitely a keeper. My changes--an extra slice of bacon, whi...

I really liked this but I added sweet potato pieces which I think made the dish. I also didn't cook it as long, and I thought it was delicious.

I love this recipe! I'm from the South and I'm a little picky about my collard greens, and this recipe is wonderful! There are so many tasty flavors involved. I sometimes add chicken sausage to ...

the first time i made this i followed the recipe exactly and it was ok. it was my first time with collard greens and i wasn't sure what to expect. the next time i made it i used chicken stock ...

I am not a fan of collard greens but had bought some for a recipe. I found this and will have to say it was fantastic. I substituted red onion for sweet onion and chicken stock for the water. Ra...

A good solid recipe. I think I will try using lemon instead of apple vinegar next time as for me it was a bit strong. Also, I'll make sure to use beans that don't taste too "tough". Not the r...

this is very good the only change I made was instead of adding plain water, I boiled some smoked pork neck bones until the meat fell off the bone and used the broth and meat to give it a wonderf...

This is one of, if not the, best collard green dishes I have ever had. My boyfriend said the same thing. I followed the recipe exactly.

Excellent! Works with any kind of greens. I used Kale and only needed to simmer about 30 min. to wilt the leaves.