Wilted Collards Greens With Bacon and Onion

Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Delicious wilted collard greens ... the prefect balance of salty bacon, sweet onion and bitter greens. Serve with beef, fish, chicken or by itself with a loaf of crusty bread and other vegetables! Wonderful side item or main dish!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Turn an eye on the stove to medium heat.
  2. In a large sauté pan or stock pot, cook the chopped bacon for a few minutes until some grease is rendered, then, toss in the onion. Cook this until onion becomes tender. DO NOT DRAIN!
  3. Next, throw the collard greens into the bacon and onion and carefully stir a little (it will seem like there are too many collard greens, but they cook down very quickly).
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and the water.
  5. Add the optional seasonings (pepper, seasoning salt and vinegar).
  6. Cover the pan and cook on medium to medium high. You will see the collards begin to wilt rather quickly.
  7. Continue cooking until all of the liquid is gone, stirring occasionally. (This normally takes me about 20 minutes.).
  8. Try the collards and if they are not as tender as you would like, simply add 1/4 cup of water at a time until they reach the desired tenderness.