Braised Collard Greens

Southern cooks often turn rough-looking collard greens into rich and tender soul food by simply cooking them with a meaty piece of pork. Ham bones do the trick for these greens.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Slow Cook: 6 hrs (low) or 3 hours (high)
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Braised Collard Greens
1 1/2
pounds fresh collard greens
meaty ham bones (about 3 pounds total)
cups water
large onion, halved and sliced
cup sugar
teaspoon crushed red pepper
teaspoon salt
  1. Wash collard greens thoroughly. Cut off and discard stems. Coarsely chop collard greens. Set aside.
  2. Add ham bones to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the water, onion, sugar, crushed red pepper, and salt. Top with collard greens.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for about 6 hours or on high-heat setting for about 3 hours or until collard greens are tender.
  4. Remove ham bones; cool slightly. When ham bones are cool enough to handle, cut meat off bones. Chop meat; discard bones. Stir meat into mixture in slow cooker.
  5. To serve, use a slotted spoon to spoon greens mixture into a bowl, draining off any excess liquid.
Nutrition Facts (Braised Collard Greens)
    Per serving:
  • 87 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 17 mg chol.,
  • 108 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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