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southern greens

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

This recipe was posted on another site by GrandpaSkip. He is a member here, but seems to be inactive. I LOVE this way to fix greens, so I am re-posting his recipe. You can use turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, kale or a mix of them. 1 WW point I personally like to throw in a smoked ham hock or some hog jowl when I add the greens for some extra flavor. This may change the WW value.

(6 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern greens

  • 2 bunch
    fresh greens (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2
  • 1 clove
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/8 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sugar (optional- i leave it out)
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes

How To Make southern greens

  • 1
    Wash and remove stems from the greens. Cut or tear int bite sized pieces.
  • 2
    Heat the oil in a stockpot over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir to coat with the oil. Add the bay leaves and cook for 8 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • 3
    Stir in the greens (the greens will fill the pot at this point but will wilt down considerably as they cook). Add the broth, vinegar, sugar and red pepper flakes. ** The last few years I have been trying to not eat sugar, so I have omitted it. I find no change in flavor. *** Cook over high heat for 10 minutes or until the greens start to wilt and the broth boils stirring to ensure the greens cook evenly.
  • 4
    Reduce the heat to a medium to low. Gently simmer uncovered for a further 45 minutes stirring occasionally or until the greens are tender and the liquid has reduced by about half. Season to taste with salt.