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    Collard Greens - It's Good for You!

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    Total Time:

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    40 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    Collards are among the oldest members of the cabbage family! Vegetarians can skip the bacon and use smoke flavoring and use a veggie broth in place of the chicken broth. I find this is one green that you do have to cook a while. The flavor is between cabbage and kale. They are low in calories. A rich source of fiber, vitamin C and calcium, and protects you against cancer.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a deep pot brown bacon add onion and garlic and optional sugar to fried bacon.
    2. 2
      Add collards layering with spices to fried bacon add broth and cover pot and cook until tender over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Taste and adjust seasonings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2011

      55

      I did not use this recipe for my collards, but mine mirrored this recipe except for the sugar although I did not measure anything. It was just what I threw together and they are so very good this way. Melt in your mouth tender, and packed full of flavor.

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    • on November 27, 2012

      55

      Wow!!!!!! Good for U, Great tasting, Quick and Easy...doesn't get much better than that. My family had always cooked the collards in a large pot of boiling water seasoned with a ham hock. They boiled the greens so long, I am sure they boiled all the nutrients out. This recipe, the greens were actually still green and full of vitamins when done. I tell ya, the stock made a huge difference in the taste here. Will def be using this recipe from now on.

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    • on March 31, 2013

      55

      I made two additions to the recipe I added a ham hock since I had purchased it for the collard greens and a sprinkling of dried red pepper. I was not sure about the brown sugar and thought it made the broth a bit sweet. I cooked it long and slow until the flavors melded and the greens were tender. This was perfect and I will definitely make it again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Collard Greens - It's Good for You!

    Serving Size: 1 (347 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.2
     
    Calories from Fat 45
    24%
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 9.3 mg
    3%
    Sodium 330.0 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
    45%
    Sugars 4.2 g
    16%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

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