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Braised Collard Greens

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs  (low) or 3 hours (high)
Braised Collard Greens
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh collard greens
  • 3  meaty ham bones (about 3 pounds total)
  • 4  cups  water
  • 1  large  onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
Directions

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 87,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 9,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 2575,
  • vit. C (mg) 15,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 69,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 108,
  • Potassium (mg) 144,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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