Southern-style greens like my mama use to make.

tybright31
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours.

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  • Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours.

Cook's Note:

Turkey necks can be substituted for the ham hocks. Cook for 45 minutes instead of 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 1686 mg sodium. 14.2 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
So it was my 1st time ever making greens like this, I usually just saute some kale when I cook greens. However, I just made 4 batches(2 with Ham Hocks & 2 with Turkey necks) of these greens for my church's 16th Anniversary celebration today and they were absolutely delicious!! Glory to God! Everyone loved them. Thank you soo much for the recipe tybright31! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2016
I am recently widowed trying to learn how to cook. I followed the receipe EXACTLY and it is a disaster. After the disaster I browsed other recipes to see if I could figure out what was wrong. It appears that at some point a goodly amount of water should have been included. This might be obvious to some but wasn't to me. I would love to have the chance to give the contributor information on how to change the oil in her car. (Oops! I thought you knew to drain the old oil first.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
So it was my 1st time ever making greens like this, I usually just saute some kale when I cook greens. However, I just made 4 batches(2 with Ham Hocks & 2 with Turkey necks) of these greens for my church's 16th Anniversary celebration today and they were absolutely delicious!! Glory to God! Everyone loved them. Thank you soo much for the recipe tybright31! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
So it was my 1st time ever making greens like this, I usually just saute some kale when I cook greens. However, I just made 4 batches(2 with Ham Hocks & 2 with Turkey necks) of these greens for my church's 16th Anniversary celebration today and they were absolutely delicious!! Glory to God! Everyone loved them. Thank you soo much for the recipe tybright31! Read More
(82)
Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2016
I am recently widowed trying to learn how to cook. I followed the receipe EXACTLY and it is a disaster. After the disaster I browsed other recipes to see if I could figure out what was wrong. It appears that at some point a goodly amount of water should have been included. This might be obvious to some but wasn't to me. I would love to have the chance to give the contributor information on how to change the oil in her car. (Oops! I thought you knew to drain the old oil first.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2017
I halved this recipe, but still used 5 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp of salt. Also, I used pork neck instead of ham hocks. But talk about easy! This recipe was delicious! I served it with kielbasa sausage over mashed potatoes to sop up the broth. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2016
Thank you for taking your time to post this. I never mastered the secret to awesome greens until a friend shared that cooking the smoked ham hock until falling falling off the bone first. Remove the cooked meat and cook the greens in the deliciously reduced smoked ham hock broth for the most intensely flavored greens. This recipe is the first I tried following that suggestion. It came out delicious, just like my Louisiana elders made. As others have mentioned, I added red pepper flakes. Just due to personal taste, I like to sprinkle my individual serving with vinegar, rather than adding it to the entire pot. I also find that greens harvested in the winter are not bitter like summer grown collards, and don't require sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
I make collard green once a year on New Years Day and this recipe is THE BEST one I have EVER tried!! I didn't have anyone to teach me how to cook them correctly so I didn't realize you had to cook them so long. (so my collards have always been bitter) I followed this recipe exactly and they were the best ever!! My 14 yr old son even raved about them and wants me to make them more often than just on New Years Day. Thank you so much for sharing. Now I have 'my new' recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
These were really good! I halved the recipe and used my slow cooker on low. I subbed meat with a whole package of bacon. I also used vegetable broth because that's what I had. Keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
Bon and raised in the South I must admit this is one hell of a recipe. Very very good...I followed it exactly as written and I am pleased with the outcome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2015
I don't know how I've lived without these my entire 45 years! I'll make this recipe for the next 45 years! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2015
My husband raved and raved about these! Said they're EXACTLY like the collards his Southern Granny used to make when he was a boy ... Only change I made was to use (closer to) 4 lbs. of collards and a bit more garlic, with same measure of everything else. Also added some red pepper flakes for added "zip". SO, SO GOOD!!!! Will definitely make again and again ... Read More
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