Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

easy collard greens

Recipe by
Lady Gray
Living on the Plains, OK

I use a Power Pressure Cooker XL 8 quart model to cook these lip-smacking collards. Collards work well with beef, chicken, and pork. It is also works as compliment to other cooked vegetables. Despite their odor during the cooking process, the flavor more than makes up for that. Choose collards green in color throughout, not wilted or yellowed. Bunch size varies during the time of year. Two very large bunches should be enough to feed 4 adults. Three average size bunches should fill an 8 quart container. Remember not go beyond the fill line in your multi-cooker.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 17 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For easy collard greens

  • 2-3 bunche bunch
    fresh collard greens, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock, light
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped (optional)

How To Make easy collard greens

  • 1
    Rinse and soak collard greens by filling your sink with cold water for at least 15 minutes. Drain sink and refill sink with water and greens for another 15 minutes
  • 2
    Drain the final rinse water and begin tearing the leaves away from the stalks. Discard all stalks.
  • 3
    Combine all the other remaining ingredients in the multi-cooker container.
  • 4
    Then, gather greens and layer them. Roll them into cigar-shaped bundles. Begin to slice the greens into one - two inch wide sections. You’ll need the multi-cooker container near to place the cut greens inside.
  • 5
    Insert container into the cooker. Choose the lentil/beans selection. Select medium mode and then adjust time to 17 minutes.
  • 6
    When time has elapsed, turn power off. Release steam immediately or let cool naturally for 20 minutes. Serves four.