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Collard Greens Recipe: How to Cook Southern, Soul Food Collard Greens

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Learn step by step how to make a pot of southern, soulful collard greens from start to finish. This recipe uses smoked turkey legs, onions, garlic, chicken broth and red pepper flakes to flavor the greens.
  Collard green 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Turkey leg 1 , cooked, smoked
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste (Optional)
  Pepper To Taste (Optional)
  Vinegar To Taste (Optional)
  Hot sauce To Taste (Optional)

1. Remove the collard green leaves from the stems.
2. Wash the collards several times in cold water to remove any dirt and grit. Rinse well and set aside.

3. In a large pot, heat a tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute until tender.
4. Pour the chicken broth and add red pepper flakes and turkey leg.
5. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for around 30 minutes.
6. Add in the collard greens. Cook on med-low heat until tender for about 60 minutes.
7. When done, season as desired with few dashes of black pepper and few drops of hot sauce.

8. In a serving plate, serve the turkey leg pieces with the greens.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Collard Green
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Southern food lovers, try this special dish with collard green and turkey. This video prepares this wonderful recipe which is very healthy and filling. Broccoli and cabbage can also be used as a substitute for collard green leaves. Being an authentic southern food, try this recipe with garlic bread to see its wonders.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 323 Calories from Fat 156

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.8%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 76.8 mg25.6%

Sodium 1232.9 mg51.4%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 28 g56.2%

Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 42.8%

Calcium 12% Iron 14.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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