Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've been in the south for almost 4 years, after living all my life in the north. My gram used to make collard greens with salt pork, but down here in the south they use ham hocks, necks, and fatback, soooooooo I decided I was going to try the southern thing with a little twist of my own. They came out better then any I have EVER had, and I have had them quite a few times in restaurants around here. GREAT flavor, and just the right amount of everything makes this one dish you will be making more than once. Try em, you will be coming back for more for sure :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 12 lbs collard greens, cleaned, and big stems removed (2 big bunches)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 lbs smoked pork neck bones, about 6 good size pieces
  • 2 medium onions, cut in half, then cut into slices
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped (I used garlic in the jar)
  • 2 cups knorr chicken broth (1/2 box)
  • 15 pepperoncini peppers
  • 6 ounces pepperoncini pepper juice, from jar


  1. Clean greens in cold water, and tear off lg. stems.
  2. Break up leaves into bite-size pieces, and put in a lg. roasting pan.
  3. Add the water, and bring to hard boil.
  4. Add the salt, neck bones, onions, garlic, chicken broth, peppers and juice. Boil on med-high for 1 hours When soft, drain well and serve.
  5. Note:
  6. You can add vinegar if you like it.
Most Helpful

Wow! These were fantastic! I've only made collards once before, and they were not very good. I thought I'd try one more time, and came across this recipe; glad I did! Will be making these again very soon. Thank you for a great recipe!

wlossing07 February 15, 2011

There is so much flavor in these greens, I couldn't believe it! I am going to try this with swiss chard and mustard greens too! Thank you for sharing!

Recipe Maven August 28, 2009

OMG....this was my first time ever making collard greens, I just always thought it was hard to make and time consuming. Making this recipe changed all that, this recipe was YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!! The ingredients were just right....I love vinegar over my greens, cooking it in the recipe saved that step and just made the flavor POP!! This is definitely a meal in itself too....No more canned collards for me!! Thanks for sharing!!

ChamoritaMomma November 27, 2008