Simply Rustic Greens

Em Marz


Easy, easy, easy!
Bagged pre-washed greens of your choice make this so easy.
I use raw sugar because it cuts through any bitterness of the greens without adding too much sweetness.
You can use water or broth for steaming/wilting. I use water.
I have served this as a main dish with corn bread and as a side with fish. A family crowd pleaser.

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15 Hr
1 Hr
Stove Top


small amount of oil for sautéing
1 small
onion, diced
1+ lb
ham, roughly diced
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
red pepper flakes, to taste
2 lb
washed collard or other greens, can use mixed. roughly chopped, hard stems removed
up to a cup of water or preferred broth, as needed
raw sugar or sweetener, i used about 2 tsp, use more or less depending on type of greens and sweetener used
seasoning mix of choice, to taste. i used a large pinch of creole


1In a LARGE heavy bottomed pot, sauté onion in oil until they start to turn translucent.
Add ham and heat through.
Stir in vinegar and red pepper flakes. Continue to cook for a few minutes.
2Add enough of the greens to fill pot. Add water or broth as needed to steam greens. Cover and steam until well wilted. Add more greens as they wilt until all are in pot. Add water or broth, if needed, as you go.
3Once greens are all wilted stir in sugar and seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water or broth as needed.

About Simply Rustic Greens

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom