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Collard Greens

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Collard greens are a New Year’s Day must! They’re good luck and this is my version.
  Bacon slices/Ham hock 5 , diced
  Onion 1 Large, diced
  Garlic cloves 7 , minced
  Butter 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Collard greens 48 Ounce (collard greens 3 heads, chopped)
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  White vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Seasoned salt To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. In a large pot, over medium high add the chopped bacon, stir and allow to cook until bacon starts to render, about 5 minutes.
2. Add in the onion, butter and garlic, and allow to cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
3. After 5 minutes put in collard greens, about 1/3 at a time, alternating with little chicken stock at a time, allow to wilt then add next batch.
4. After adding the last bag of the collard greens and stock, add in vinegar, salt, pepper, season salt, and red pepper flakes, cover and allow to simmer on low for about 25 minutes.

5. Serve hot.

You can add a little more vinegar and some hot sauce if you like

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
If you find your greens highly unpalatable, then this recipe will surely give you one good excuse to love them — taste. Deep green collards make for healthy indulgence to any meals, given you cook them tastefully. This simple video will give you ideas on how to cook your collard greens in a way that they don't look anything less than gourmet delights.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 127 Calories from Fat 57

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g15.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.3 mg5.4%

Sodium 377.5 mg15.7%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4.2%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 5 g10.7%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 9.3%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 2.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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