Bacon and Brown Sugar-Braised Collard Greens

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by loveleesmile

So my boyfriend is from the south. They say a way to his heart is thru his stomach...he likes this "lighter" version of greens, so they must be good right? We both enjoy them and hope you will too. Comes from Cooking Light.

Top Review by 3KillerBs

A very tasty variation on collards. The sugar and vinegar are subtle enhancements to the bacon and onions. The family prefers my own collard recipe, but two of them had seconds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  2. Add onion and garlic to drippings in pan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in crumbled bacon, 2 cups water, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Gradually add greens. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender.

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