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Down Home Collard Greens


"A delicious collard green recipe that goes well with any soul food or poultry entree."
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1 h 50 m servings 303 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Put collard greens in a pot full of lightly salted water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until tender, about 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir bacon, chicken bouillon, water, garlic, oregano, thyme, and savory into the onion; bring to a boil. Stir collard greens into the mixture and simmer 5 minutes. Pour milk over the mixture, stir, and cook another 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 303 calories; 26.1 g fat; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 11.3 g protein; 68 mg cholesterol; 1080 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I didn't do the final part with the milk or use bouillon cubes. Still tasty!

I added more garlic than the recipe called for and did not add the milk because I used an additional 1/4c of butter. However, it was delicious!

Excellent dish. Added some crushed red pepper to the mix and it helped add a little spice.

Make it just as instructed. You won't be disappointed!

Wonderful. I’ll half the amount of butter called for but otherwise perfect.

I forgot the milk, added more garlic, and used chicken stock instead of water. Turned out great!!

My husband (and his friends) ask for this all the time, so I wind up making it AT LEAST 10 times a year--not counting holidays!!

I found this recipe a few months ago and my husband LOVES them! I make them about 2-3 times per month. We even have friends that show up just to have greens!!!!