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Best Ever Collard Greens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janet McLeod
Added: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
one 2 lb. bag Collard Greens (already cut and washed)
1/4 lb. thick cut lean smoked bacon
4 cups hot water
1 T. vegetable oil
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1 T. sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Using the pot you will cook the greens in, brown the bacon. Remove the cooked bacon from the pot and set it aside to add later to the greens. In the same cooking pot used to brown the meat, add hot water, the greens, 1 T. vegetable oil, the salt and pepper. Cover and cook mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then open lid, sprinkle sugar over the greens and return bacon to the pot. Cover and cook together 15 minutes more. Remove greens from the pot and serve.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My husband likes to put pepper sauce on his collards. (Vinegar with peppers in it.) We also like to serve this with cornbread and macaroni and cheese.

 

 

 

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