Recipes and Cooking Savory Collard Greens 4.4 (8) 1 Review By Recipe By Faith Durand Published on September 25, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 1 hrs Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 cups cooked greens Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 pound collard greens (about 6 bunches), cleaned ½ pound pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 12 cloves garlic (1 bulb), coarsely chopped ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 cup chicken broth ¼ cup balsamic vinegar Salt and ground black pepper Crushed red pepper (optional) Directions Fold each collard green leaf in half; slice away the tough center stem. Stack the leaves; roll tightly; slice into 1/2-inch ribbons. (You will have about 40 cups). Transfer to a resealable plastic bad and refrigerate for up to 3 days. In an 6-to 8-quart pot cook pancetta over medium heat for 8 minutes or until crisp and browned; remove cooked pancetta with a slotted spoon. Drain pancetta on paper towels; set aside. Add garlic and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper to drippings in pot; cook for 2 minutes. Add about half of the sliced collard greens to pot. Pour in chicken broth and vinegar. Cover and let cook 5 minutes to allow the collards to cook down. Add remaining collard greens. Cover and bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes or until greens are tender, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Top with cooked pancetta and additional crushed red pepper, if desired. Cleaning Your Collard Greens To remove grit, immerse greens in a clean sink filled with water. Rinse well and drain in a colander. Tips Clean and cut collard greens; transfer to a 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Chop pancetta, store in a airtight container. Chop garlic; transfer to a small resealable plastic bag. Store all in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 159 Calories 9g Fat 12g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 159 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 11mg 4% Sodium 552mg 24% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Total Sugars 2g Protein 11g Vitamin C 58.4mg 292% Calcium 396mg 30% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 386mg 8% Folate, total 208.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.