Easy Southern style collard greens with bacon are a delicious and easy, classic southern side dish made using fresh collard greens, onions, garlic, and bacon fat.
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Easy Southern Style Collard Greens

Easy Southern style collard greens with bacon are a delicious and easy, classic southern side dish made using fresh collard greens, onions, garlic, and bacon fat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amee

Ingredients

  • 10 cups fresh collard greens rinsed and chopped (hard stems removed)
  • l vidalia onion chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp bacon fat
  • 2 large garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 quart +2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or a little more to taste
  • 1 tsp tabasco
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the bacon fat in a large stock pot over medium-high heat until melted.  Add onions and sauté until lightly browned.  Add greens and all other ingredients and bring the pot to a full boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cover.  Cook for about an hour or until greens are nice and tender.