1tear or cut greens from large stems. discard thick stems.
2wash greens, soak greens, wash greens, rinse greens. Make sure greens are washed good.I cannot stress enough to CLEAN AND WASH greens well. Sand does not dissolve in cooking !!!
3In very large stock pot. place bacon that has been cut into 1 inch squares along with chopped onion and over medium high heat, cook until bacon is crisp and onion is transluscent. do not drain bacon drippings.
4squeeze water by hand out of greens and put a handful at a time into hot pan. keep pan on medium heat as you do this until all greens are in pan. they will wilt down as they cook.
5once greens are wilted down and bubbling, turn heat down and add seasonings. stirring occassionally.
6cover and simmer over medium low heat until greens are tender. about 30 minutes.