Easy southern collards the whole family will enjoy. Seasoning measurements are approximated; adjust to preferred taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 5 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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  • Combine collard greens, bacon, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a stock pot. Pour enough water over the greens mixture to cover completely. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until the greens are tender, about 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 9.7mg 3% DV; sodium 1006mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
I used this recipe as the backbone for making my collard greens. I made a few adjustments based on my preferences; these included adding ~3/4 cup of vinegar and supplementing the onion power with 1/4 a fresh onion finely diced that was sautéed for 5 minutes on high with some margarine and brownsugar. My family dislikes the taste of onion, therefore, to mask the flavor a bit I thought it best to use fresh onion that had been cooked and sweeter a tad. Also instead of adding the cayenne pepper I added generous amounts of both Caribbean Jerk and Old Bay seasoning. Thanks for sharing the recipe it was so simple to make. My changes were only based on my individual taste! Read More
(10)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
I used this recipe as the backbone for making my collard greens. I made a few adjustments based on my preferences; these included adding ~3/4 cup of vinegar and supplementing the onion power with 1/4 a fresh onion finely diced that was sautéed for 5 minutes on high with some margarine and brownsugar. My family dislikes the taste of onion, therefore, to mask the flavor a bit I thought it best to use fresh onion that had been cooked and sweeter a tad. Also instead of adding the cayenne pepper I added generous amounts of both Caribbean Jerk and Old Bay seasoning. Thanks for sharing the recipe it was so simple to make. My changes were only based on my individual taste! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
I omitted the sugar and added a 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar at the end. I also added an onion. They were so deliciously fresh and tasty. My 8 year old was raving about these collard greens. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2016
5.8.16 A neighbor gave me some collard greens from his garden so they really were fresh!! These collards had good Southern flavor but there s one thing that I would do differently...I would crisp the bacon before adding the other ingredients. I simply didn t like the appearance of that boiled white bacon (just looked like fat) or the texture of it. Admittedly this could be just a personal preference issue with me. But they did taste good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2017
I added red pepper flakes but it made it too spicy for my kids and almost too spicy for myself. I will make this again no red pepper flakes and use Chicken Stock instead of water. It was super easy. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2017
I cooked the collard greens with bacon. It had a little bitter flavor but I liked it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
This is a terrific recipe! I added a few other spices that would complement our meal (Touscan Seasoning paprika basil) but I'm sure it would have been great without my changes. I also pre-cooked the bacon reduced the salt a little and ended up cooking the dish for about 45 mins instead of the two hours. Was wonderful! This is great as leftovers too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2019
I used pink Himalayan salt and with the bacon 1 T was too much so I will reduce to 1/2 T next time. Otherwise excellent!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
love it I did tweak it some though. I used ham hock instead of bacon. I boiled the ham hock to get all the flavoring in water then added onions chopped and rest of seasonings. added a little chicken stock as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Made this as specified with fried bacon cut up.Cooked in pressure cooker for 35 minutes and it was wonderful.The bag of pre chopped greens is the way to go. So easy fast and delicious. Read More