Southern Collard Greens w/ Bacon & Brown Sugar
Family Tested & Approved
bunches of collard greens,washed and roughly chopped and stems discarded
bacon, hickory smoked
turkey drumstick, smoked
water (best to reserve broth from turkey. it adds flavor)
yellow onions, minced
dark brown sugar, do not pack
apple cider vinegar
jalapenos, fresh. finely chopped, do not seed (optional)
hot sauce to taste (optional)
black pepper to taste (optional)
In a large pot, boil turkey for 1 hour or until tender (covered)
Once turkey is tender, take meat off of bone and set aside in bowl. reserving broth, if you will use it in the recipe.
Fry the bacon in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until just done but not quite crispy yet. Add the onion and collards, and sauté in the hot grease until they wilt.
Pour the water or broth in the pot --- it should just cover the collards. Add the turkey, brown sugar, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, all spices, jalapeno and hot sauce. Mix well.
Bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 ½ - 4 hours.
Season with additional salt, hot sauce and pepper to taste.
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015