Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my own recipe. This is what I think all collard greens should taste like. The fresher the collards used the more tender and quick cooking they'll be. If they are "elderly" as my great-grandmother would say, you will have to cook them longer as they will be tougher. Wonderful with BBQ tempeh, mac & cheese and corn bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onions. While onions are cooking wash collards leaving them damp. After about 5 minutes when onions are lightly browned add collards and cover pan with a lid. After about 5 minutes add maple syrup, BBW sauce, a pinch of salt and a few dashes of pepper. Mix together and cook covered over medium for about 10-15 minutes or until greens are tender.


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I don't normally cook collard greens but received a bunch in my organic veggie box this week and thought this recipe looked interesting. Hubby is not a fan of greens but he gobbled his up without complaint. I used olive oil and next time will use a dash of white balsamic at the end the next time to balance the sweetness. Thanks for this healthy yet yummy recipe!

Nancy's Fancy Pantry October 19, 2012

I really liked this recipe even though it was sweet. DH is not a big fan of sweet, but I like it. My BBQ sauce also had a little spicy bite to it which I enjoyed. This was very easy to make, but you do have to watch it so that the sugar in the maple syrup does not burn.

threeovens October 03, 2012

I added a splash of cider vinegar at the end as was suggested in the reviews and that kicked it up for me, also I added an extra teaspoon or so of maple syrup at the end. My greens took an extra 5 minutes to cook fully. Great recipe, thank you!

Red Hook December 18, 2011

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