Southern Style Collard Greens

2
Diane Atherton

By
@DeeDee2011

What could possibly be more southern than a big ol pot of collard greens simmering with a big meaty leftover smoked ham bone or a ham hock? Give me a bowl of collards with some of that tasty pot liquor and a slice of cornbread and that's a meal in my book!

You can use other meats to season if you like, but to me there is nothing better than a good meaty leftover smoked ham bone.

Hope you enjoy as much as I do! I think you will, that is if you are a collards lover too! ;)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 2 lb
    collards, cleaned, stems removed and shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    onion, sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    apple cider vingar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • ·
    salt to taste.
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1
    (32-oz) carton of chicken broth (if you have fresh chicken stock, use that)
  • 1
    leftover smoked ham bone, or a nice ham hock

How to Make Southern Style Collard Greens

Step-by-Step

  1. If using bunches of collards, clean good, remove stems and shred. I used packaged shredded collards I found in the produce section of Walmart. Even though the packaging says the collards I purchased had been washed 3 times, I still rinsed them real good before cooking.
  2. Over medium heat in a large pot saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender. Pack greens in pot and add remaining ingredients. Occasionally turn greens as they wilt bringing wilted greens to top of pot. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 45 minutes; taste test the pot liqour and add additional seasoning if desired. Continue simmering another 15 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Southern Style Collard Greens

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free




Show 27 Comments & Reviews

Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

For some unfortunate reason, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. Their nutty, savory and smoky flavor seriously deserves some love - not to mention all the health benefits they provide....

Fire Up The Grill For Dad This Weekend Recipe

Fire Up the Grill for Dad This Weekend

Kitchen Crew

Father's Day is this weekend. While dads are celebrated year around, it's the one day to show dad how much you care. From an appetizer to dessert, why not use...

19 Summer Side Dishes Recipe

19 Summer Side Dishes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It’s finally summertime - which means it’s time for some of our favorites! Pasta salad, potato salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, baked beans and more, it might...