Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
My husband loves any type of greens. So I make this for him, he loves it. It's really simple.
- 1 (1 lb) packagefresh turnip greens
- 4 cups water
- 1 slice bacon
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- Remove and discard tems from greens. I do this by rollin up leaves, from stem to tip, and slicing along each side of the stem. Coarsely chop leaves.
- Bring 4 cups water and bacon slice to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add greens, seasoned salt, and remining ingredients. Cook over medium heat 35 to 45 minutes or until tender.
Very good! I'm trying to eat more greens and find that they are okay... but this recipe was tasty. I don't eat pork so I used turkey bacon. I left the red pepper out because my husband doesn't like spicy but I sprinkled a bit on my portion.
I am not a turnip lover, but turnips came in our CSA dleivery this week, so I tried this recipe- it convinced me! I did not have bacon so I added a tbsp of ghee instead, and also added a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Even my 4 & 6 year olds ate some-thanks!
This is a very simple, very basic, low fat, low sugar, and low salt recipe with a broth and resultant greens that are very easy to make. The simple broth tasted so good that even my cat drank my bowl clean (yes, I know it was the tiny hint of bacon grease and odor). It is nutritious and an easy way to get rid of a pile of turnip greens (I used greens from 4 large turnips). My wife did not care for it but she cannot be taken as any kind of judge as she usually rejects all greens unless in a very heavy and unhealthy cheese sauce. I found it very good and so simple to make and I will make it again as I have a truckload of turnips out in the garden. I used recipe #197885 (cut in half) for the bottoms and my wife said they were "delicious" (Slow Roasted Balsamic Turnips) so I'd end up with a "slew of greens" to fix again. Enjoy! Jim in So. California