Bacon Collard Greens
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 157 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.
Nov 4, 2019
Wow! This is a wonderful recipe. Just perfect!
Jun 10, 2019
I used this recipe, but also improvised. I liked the red pepper flakes. I used my own homemade chicken broth, fresh garlic, a yellow cooking onion, plenty of salt and pepper, 2 extra slices of bacon, and a splash of apple cider vinegar makes this recipe shazam! So good! I can't wait until the cornbread is ready and those slow cooked cranberry beans. That's good eatin y'all!
Apr 7, 2019
I had eaten collard greens in the past, but never prepared them myself. I made this without the tomatoes as I didn't have them, and also omitted the red pepper flakes as I do not like hot stuff. I wasn't sure how much to use for the greens; looked up online and found 1 pound equals 2 cups. I used about five cups chopped collards and did need to cook longer, over an hour, to achieve desired tenderness. It seemed like the 5 cups of broth was too much for the amount of collard greens. I left pot lid ajar for last 30 minutes of cooking. I prepared them the day before we were going to eat them, and actually found they tasted better the second day-really developed flavor over time-delicious! Easy recipe and well worth the time to cook-I will make again.
Oct 16, 2018
Just O K....Need to cook longer
Feb 17, 2015
Jsatov, no, collards are a separate plant entirely (cousin to the turnip green) and not at all like cabbage, though this recipe would be yummy using cabbage, now that you mention it!!
Jan 9, 2015
I made this recipe without the tomatoes (didn't have any) and without the red pepper (picky kids). It was delicious. Everyone, even my dad who grew up on a farm in South Georgia, really liked them. Wonderful side dish.
Dec 30, 2014
are collard greens just cabbage or are there other collard greens?
Nov 30, 2014
Nov 17, 2013
Loved this recipe! It is the best collard greens recipe I have tried.
Feb 18, 2013
Very tasty and easy to make.