Rating: 4.56 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Collard, mustard, and turnip greens come together in this slow-cooked side dish. Diced ham and beef broth add smoky richness to the vegetables. I experimented for years until I came up with this recipe, it has a lot more flavor than other recipes I have tried.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef stock, diced tomatoes with green chiles, onion, ham, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, seasoned salt, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf in a slow cooker. Add collard greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens in order listed to slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low until greens are very tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 9.4mg; sodium 559.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2016
Made this several times, with three changes. Instead of ham I used smoked turkey legs and instead of beef broth I used chicken broth as well as added one table spoon of green seasoning. However, you will need to cook the smoked turkey with the broth on high for 90 minutes, shredding it then placing it back in the slow cooker with the greens and the rest if the ingredients omitting the skin from the smoked turkey. This is awesome!!! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2018
This is very different. Having made "Greens" for many years this gave a different flavor. Not my favorite however it has an interesting and spicy taste. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2016
Made this several times, with three changes. Instead of ham I used smoked turkey legs and instead of beef broth I used chicken broth as well as added one table spoon of green seasoning. However, you will need to cook the smoked turkey with the broth on high for 90 minutes, shredding it then placing it back in the slow cooker with the greens and the rest if the ingredients omitting the skin from the smoked turkey. This is awesome!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
Everyone LOVED this! Will make again and again! Thank you! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2015
This recipe made my 1st experience cooking greens very positive. A co-worker's neighbor leaves produce on her front porch regularly. When it's too much or she has no time to cook it, it passes on to me. So what do you do when a big bag of mustard greens is given to you? This recipe is the answer. Made without the spice (mustards are plenty flavorful already), I cannot think of a better way to prepare greens. This rivals Glory Food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
This is a wonderful recipe. I've tried several recipes for collard greens from this site and this one is by far the best. The only change I made was to use 2 bags of the pre-washed 'southern greens' which is a mixture of collard, mustard and turnip greens. I cooked it for a few hours on high, then refrigerated overnight and cooked several more hours the next day. I just cooked until the greens were soft. I will be making this one again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
This is a great recipe. Spicy collard greens. I rely on allrecipes.com to help me cook in the kitchen. I'm am pleased. Simple instructions easy to follow. Thanks again for your recipe. I made this recipe a second time I just used what I had in the kitchen so I made a few changes. I used two bunches of Collard greens and beet greens not the mustard greens or turnip greens. I used ham instead of bacon I used spaghetti sauce instead of diced tomatoes I used white distilled vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and brown sugar instead of white sugar. Very Tasty we ate it all up. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
Yes, several times and love it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2017
All I had was mustard greens so I left out the other greens. Instead of the ham I tossed a ham hock in the crock prior to adding the greens. I forgot to add the bay leaf but I don't think it would have made that much of a difference. I also didn't have canned diced tomatoes so I just diced up some fresh. My husband has a recipe that he always uses for collards so when he saw the veggies in with the greens he was a bit dubious. He seemed to like them though. I served this with fried fish. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
Excellent! Made this for New Year's Day. I'll never make greens any other way, thanks! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2018
Awesome! my southern raised hubby said these are the best greens he's had. I thought they were spicy so you next batch I changed out Rotel for mild version and kept red pepper flakes the same. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2018
This is very different. Having made "Greens" for many years this gave a different flavor. Not my favorite however it has an interesting and spicy taste. Read More