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Ham And Greens Soup With Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Green onions 3 , thinly sliced (Including Tops)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), slivered
  Mushrooms 8 Ounce, sliced
  Sweet potato/Yam 1 Large, peeled and cut into 1 -inch cubes
  Plum tomatoes 6 , cored and chopped
  Collard greens/2 packages 10 ounces each frozen collard greens 1 1⁄2 Pound, thick stems removed, leaves shredded
  Smoked ham hock 8 Ounce (1 Small Sized Piece)
  Water 9 Cup (144 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon (To Taste)
  Savory 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Red cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1 ln a stockpot or 5-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over low heat.
Add the yellow onion, green onions, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
Add the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes longer.
Stir in the yam, tomatoes, and collard greens and cook 2 minutes more.
2 Add the ham hock, water, salt, savory, and red pepper and bring to a boil over moderate heat.
Adjust the heat so that the mixture simmers gently, cover, and cook for 35 minutes or until the yam and greens are tender.
Remove the ham hock and, if desired, dice the meat and return it to the pot; discard the fat.
Skim any fat from the surface of the soup; stir in the vinegar.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Healthy

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