These are without a doubt, the best collard greens I have ever eaten (and I have had my share). My grandma used to make this recipe in the summer when her collards in the garden were ready. If you don't like these, you don't like collard greens ... guaranteed!! Add more red pepper flakes if you like it spicy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook onion and bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until onions are soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock, vinegar, brown sugar, and pepper flakes and cook and stir until brown sugar has completely dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Add 1/2 of the collard greens, reduce heat to medium, and cook until greens are slightly wilted, about 10 minutes. Add remaining greens, toss to combine, and simmer over medium-low heat until tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 32.7g 11% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 4.1mg 1% DV; sodium 363mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2019
Been making my greens pretty much this way for years except I leave out the brown sugar as we do not like our greens sweet. Mostly I just throw all those ingredients together and give it a taste every now and then to make sure it's right. My southern mother-in-law introduced me to greens and I love them...especially fixed this way! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2019
My hubby made these for Thanksgiving. Cooked about 25 minutes. Greens were done enough but he did actually add 4 extra oz. of chicken stock. Flavor was a little too sweet for our liking. Will use my Mother-in-law's recipe next time. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2019
Been making my greens pretty much this way for years except I leave out the brown sugar as we do not like our greens sweet. Mostly I just throw all those ingredients together and give it a taste every now and then to make sure it's right. My southern mother-in-law introduced me to greens and I love them...especially fixed this way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2019
I made this and my husband loved them. I did not make any changes. But the next time I will add more pepper flakes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2019
My hubby made these for Thanksgiving. Cooked about 25 minutes. Greens were done enough but he did actually add 4 extra oz. of chicken stock. Flavor was a little too sweet for our liking. Will use my Mother-in-law's recipe next time. Read More
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