Collard Greens and Cabbage

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I got this recipe off of a soul food site called Chitterlings. I made this Friday night and these are the best collard greens I've ever eaten. I served with a big skillet of cornbread. Prep time is lengthy due to the cleaning and cutting of the greens. Cook time approximate. This makes a lot of greens!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the bacon fat to a large stock pot.
  2. If you don't save your bacon fat, fry up a few slices of bacon in the pot you are going to cook your greens in; leave the bacon and fat.
  3. Add your ham hocks to the pot, cover with water, onion and spices.
  4. Boil for about an hour.
  5. Add cleaned and cut collards to the pot, cover and cook until tender (45 minutes to an hour, less if you like them less cooked).
  6. Add the cabbage at the very end and cook until wilted or to your desired taste.
  7. Remove bones and fat of the ham hocks.


Most Helpful

Yummm is all I can see.....We froze the leftovers! It was just that good! Great with sweet cornbread! Yummmm! Didn't have to make any modifications

billye.townsend May 29, 2008

Great recipe. I used a smoked turkey leg instead. My family loved it. I even went back a couple times to get more. Thank you.

Valen G December 13, 2007

I've made these three times already and my husband cleans the pot each time! Thanks for making a beginner seem like a pro!

jmaddoxnp August 17, 2007

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