These are spicy collard greens simmered with smoked pork and beer.

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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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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and fry until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain off excess fat. Add the onion; cook and stir until slightly browned. Add the pork chop, and season with cayenne pepper. Cook until pork is browned.

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  • Add the collard greens, and pour in the chicken broth and beer. Cook over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, until collards are tender. Crumble bacon on top, and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

72.3 calories; 6.2 g protein; 4 g carbohydrates; 11.2 mg cholesterol; 280.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
Dee-lish-us! This recipe was my first experience with collards greens. And am I ever glad I bumped into it. I love to cook with beer and wine and we were given a nice big bunch of collards from a friends' garden. So I thought "what the heck!" So so so glad I made this recipe. I've made it three times so far in two weeks. I double the cayenne since my wife and I like things on the spicier side. I used chicken broth for one meal and used vegetable broth for another. All depends on what you like. Both can be used. I think the ingredients that really have a major effect on the flavor is the bacon and the beer. I used a Stout beer for my dish. Nice and foamy and thick. Great great flavor. I also used 'real' peppered bacon from my local butcher. Not that Oscar Mayer. (My apologies to Oscar Mayer but there is worlds better bacon out there.) =) THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE! It is easily in my top 10. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2009
I've made this recipe twice and wasn't that impressed. The greens were just ok to me and didn't have too much flavor we at them though not to say they were terrible. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
Dee-lish-us! This recipe was my first experience with collards greens. And am I ever glad I bumped into it. I love to cook with beer and wine and we were given a nice big bunch of collards from a friends' garden. So I thought "what the heck!" So so so glad I made this recipe. I've made it three times so far in two weeks. I double the cayenne since my wife and I like things on the spicier side. I used chicken broth for one meal and used vegetable broth for another. All depends on what you like. Both can be used. I think the ingredients that really have a major effect on the flavor is the bacon and the beer. I used a Stout beer for my dish. Nice and foamy and thick. Great great flavor. I also used 'real' peppered bacon from my local butcher. Not that Oscar Mayer. (My apologies to Oscar Mayer but there is worlds better bacon out there.) =) THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE! It is easily in my top 10. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
Dee-lish-us! This recipe was my first experience with collards greens. And am I ever glad I bumped into it. I love to cook with beer and wine and we were given a nice big bunch of collards from a friends' garden. So I thought "what the heck!" So so so glad I made this recipe. I've made it three times so far in two weeks. I double the cayenne since my wife and I like things on the spicier side. I used chicken broth for one meal and used vegetable broth for another. All depends on what you like. Both can be used. I think the ingredients that really have a major effect on the flavor is the bacon and the beer. I used a Stout beer for my dish. Nice and foamy and thick. Great great flavor. I also used 'real' peppered bacon from my local butcher. Not that Oscar Mayer. (My apologies to Oscar Mayer but there is worlds better bacon out there.) =) THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE! It is easily in my top 10. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2007
OMG! So good! I added a little lawry's season salt. Duplicated with frozen black-eyed peas-they were good also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
This recipe turned our really well. I make collard greens often and the beer added a great flavor. I changed two things in the recipe: I ended up using a package of salt pork instead of the smoked pork chop (the brand I use isn't very salty and ends up more like a thick cut bacon) - the other thing was to add about 6 drops of Chile Oil to my browning onions. I like my food a little spicy and this did the trick. This recipe is very easy and even my friend who hates cooked spinach like this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2006
Easy recipe pretty good flavor. I added more cayenne than called for because I like the spice:) Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
Like GAgirl I thought I made dang good "greens" but this gets the blue ribbon. I used it (minus the pork chop) for turnips and greens and it's now the "house recipe." Only thing I'll change next time is to reduce the amount of cayenne just a smidgen. I told my 91 year-old aunt about it and she (who taught me how to cook greens and still cooks for her son and his family) said "well I'll just have to try that." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2009
Thank you for sharing this recipe!! I make this all the time now. I never use packaged bacon. Get the bacon from the deli dept. st your local grocery store. It's alot thicker and better tasting. I used a malt beer but that's because I drink malt beers. It was just as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Being from the South I thought I knew everything there was to know about making "greens"-however the addition of the beer made them sooooo much better! Great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Followed the recipe as written except I added 2 tbls. of sugar and about an eighth of a cup of apple cider vinegar. Theses greens are amazing!!!! You do not need to like greens to enjoy this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Great taste. Added some white balsamic vinegar after serving really enhanced the flavors. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2009
I've made this recipe twice and wasn't that impressed. The greens were just ok to me and didn't have too much flavor we at them though not to say they were terrible. Read More
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