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    Tasty Collard Greens

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

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    TXOLDHAM's Note:

    Would be equally as good with turnip or mustard greens or even kale. *I do the cooking of the smoked turkey leg a day ahead, refrigerate and then skin the congealed fat off the top of the broth. This is our favorite method of cooking greens.

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    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
    • 5 cups chicken stock
    • 1 smoked turkey leg
    • 5 bunches collard greens, rinsed, trimmed and chopped
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)


    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute garlic until light brown. Add turkey leg and chicken broth, cover and simmer until turkey leg is tender. Remove turkey leg and cool slightly so comfortable to remove and chop meat and return turkey meat to pot. *(See note above in the description.).
    2. 2
      Add collard greens and turn heat up to medium-high and let the greens cook down for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if desired.).
    4. 4
      Continue to cook until greens are tender - about 45 to 60 minutes.
    5. 5
      Drain greens and reserve liquid to reheat leftovers. I often freeze some of the liquid and use with frozen greens at another time.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 13, 2012


      I'm not a huge fan of collard greens as I never had them until I was an adult, but I'm trying to come around. Hubby said he liked this recipe. The seasoning was very good, he felt as though it could've cooked longer. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on January 10, 2012


      Having trouble with the star rating. Should be a Texas TEN rating! I want to thank you for this recipe. I never cooked collard greens before and now want them every day! cooking it now...second time around! Hey excellent health benefits too look it up all. Thanks again...Native Texan South East.

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    • on August 06, 2009


      This collard green recipe was PERFECT according to my taste and style. I wish I could have given it more than 5 stars. Everything needed to prepare them I always have on hand. These simple ingredients make for some lip-smackin' greens. Thank You so much TXOLDHAM for sharing. Thanks to your during the holidays and any other special occasion I must always bring "THE GREENS" in addition to my cakes and pies. More than 5 STARS...Hands down! Thanks again :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Tasty Collard Greens

    Serving Size: 1 (412 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 168.2
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 3.6 mg
    Sodium 217.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 9.1 g

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    smoked turkey legs

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