Southern Greens With a Kick

Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

These greens are cooked in the crockpot. Use meaty ham hocks or ham bone and serve with fresh baked corn bread, green onions and ice tea for a great southern meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear the greens into large pieces, wash under running water to clean well, drain.
  2. Preheat a heavy skillet with olive oil, add sliced onion and garlic; cook stirring frequently until onions begin to lightly brown, add minced jalapeño peppers.
  3. Place the cooked onions in the bottom of the crockpot, add the drained greens,ham hock, crushed red pepper and water.
  4. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until greens are tender.
  5. Remove meat from bones, discarding bone and fat.
  6. Shred the meat and return to pot, mixing well; adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Top each serving of the greens with balsamic vinegar to taste.


Most Helpful

This was SO good! I thought I didn't like Southern greens until I tried this recipe. Fantastic flavor. I used kale from my garden.

Diana Johnson || October 26, 2016

These were FABULOUS! I loved them! They were perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned! I used Kale, Beet and Turnip greens. I love making greens in the crockpot - thank you for a wonderful recipe!

NcMysteryShopper April 13, 2006

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