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Country Turnip Greens

If you’ve never tried making turnip greens, my recipe is an easy, tasty way to start. Pork and onions give the fresh greens wonderful flavor .—Sandra Pichon, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean salt pork or bacon, diced
  • 4-1/2 pounds fresh turnip greens, trimmed
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook salt pork until lightly browned. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings.
  • Stir the remaining ingredients into the reserved drippings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until greens are tender.
Editor's Note: Fresh spinach can be substituted for the turnip greens. Reduce the cooking time to 10 minutes or until spinach is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 317 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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