Kickin' Collard Greens

Recipe By: Ken Adams   Photo By: MOLLE888
If you like greens you will love this recipe. The bacon and onions give them a wonderful flavor. Add more red pepper for a little more spice.
  • Prep: 10 Minutes
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  • Cook: 1 hour
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  • Total: 1 hour 10 Minutes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan. Add onion, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.
  2. Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until greens are tender.
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Reviewed By: KELLEY101
Very good!
Reviewed By: Lori Nuessner
I was trying to recreate a recipe that my husband's aunt had made when she was in town. This looked like everything she used, but this did not turn out like it at all.
Reviewed By: JHUBB
Great starter recipe, but WAY too salty for my taste. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, so maybe my fault. I only had a half pound of collards, but I used 3 bacon slices anyway (cut them up raw with kitchen shears instead of cooking then crumbling -- much easier). I halved the rest of the ingredients, except I used 1 c. water with 1 tsp chicken bullion. Next time I'll cut back on the salt and/or bullion.