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Southern Greens Recipe

Looking for an easy Southern Greens recipe? Learn how to make Southern Greens using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by beckyvo

Makes 8 servings



A little sweet and a little spicy. Never bitter. Use collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, kale, or any combination of the above.

Recipe Ingredients for Southern Greens

12 cups collards, raw (1 bunch)
12 cups turnip greens, raw (1 bunch)
4 units bacon (12 slices), chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 serrano pepper, minced
24 oz. chicken broth

Recipe Directions for Southern Greens

  1. Tear greens into bite-size pieces, discarding stems. Bring a pot of water to boil and add greens. Boil for 6 minutes, then drain.

  2. Fry bacon until done, but not crispy. Set aside bacon, reserving around 1 tbsp fat in the pan. Add onion to the pan and cook until soft. Add garlic and pepper and saute 1 minute. Add sugar and vinegar and cook until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Place onion mixture and greens in slow cooker and combine. Pour chicken broth over the top. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, American-Southern, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 251.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
121
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
535mg
22%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
12.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
8.0g
Vitamin A 263% Vitamin C 117%
Calcium 24% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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