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Flavorful Southern Collard Greens

Flavorful Southern Collard Greens is rated 4.303030303030303 out of 5 by 33.
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
20
min.
Servings

12 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Tossed with bacon bits, garlic and onion, our Flavorful Southern Collard Greens are a Healthy Living recipe everyone can enjoy.

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  • Wash collard greens, removing all grit. Remove and discard hard stems. Place greens together in small bunches; roll up. Cut crosswise into wide strips; set aside.
  • Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat to desired crispness. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 3 Tbsp. of the drippings in skillet. Set bacon aside. Add onion and garlic to drippings; cook and stir until tender.
  • Add greens, water, sugar, salt and crushed red pepper to skillet. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 min. to 1 hour or until greens are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon.

Storage Know-How

Once opened, wrap bacon package tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

How to Wash Collard Greens

Fill clean sink 2/3 full with cold water. Immerse greens, in batches, in water; swish greens gently to remove any grit.

Servings

  • 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Packed with flavor, these greens are a good source of both dietary fiber and calcium. As a bonus, they are also rich in both vitamins A and C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 100
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 90 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These greens are absolutely positively delicious. These greens are absolutely positively delicious. My boyfriend and I loved them! I lived in South Carolina for 2 1/2 years and these greens gave me the feeling that I was there again. TRULY southern AND flavorful. To make this recipe faster, I used bacon bits instead of chopped bacon and it still turned out great. Also, if you'd like your greens a little bit spicier, add in 1-1 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper instead of 1/2 tsp. The greens become less spicy as they cook down. Also, a great topper is distilled white vinegar. Make sure it's available for your guests.
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i am sorry i was only saying that maybe someone may care for baconi was only saying that smoke... i am sorry i was only saying that maybe someone may care for baconi was only saying that smoke turkey or smoke neck bone are good also.and if you want drippings at the of cooking and also i was only saing i love to cook foods that are from other countries they are very good but if i offended any one i will not give my comment again.
Date published: 2002-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe was really tasty once I tweaked it a little. This recipe was really tasty once I tweaked it a little. I had to cook it considerably longer than the recommended time for the greens to soften. I also added some cider vinegar. I also added the bacon in towards the end of cooking to add some of the flavor and soften the bacon some.
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family enjoyed this dish. My family enjoyed this dish. I cut the bacon fat in half and used olive oil instead to save on some fat calories. There were no leftovers in the house - we'll be having this again :-)
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband & I loved this recipe.. My husband & I loved this recipe.. So easy to make.. and will make again.. I used frozen collards ,Tasted great...also didn't take as long to make...
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this recipe but instead of boiling I chose to fry the greens with a bit of ham, and fresh... I've made this recipe but instead of boiling I chose to fry the greens with a bit of ham, and fresh onions. It was wonderful' my family loved it.
Date published: 2003-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved this. I absolutely loved this. It was just the right amount of heat too. I also tried using turnip greens and it works great also.
Date published: 2006-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is almost the same as the way I make them except I use a splash of cider vinegar. This is almost the same as the way I make them except I use a splash of cider vinegar. Equally as good using kale!
Date published: 2011-12-27
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