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Bacon Collard Greens

 Bacon Collard Greens
A staple of Southern cuisine, these collard greens are tossed with smoked bacon for one incredible side dish —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds collard greens
  • 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Trim thick stems from collard greens; coarsely chop leaves. In a
  • Dutch oven, saute bacon for 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 8-9 minutes
  • longer or until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Add greens; cook
  • just until wilted.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until greens are tender.
  • Yield: 9 servings.