Collard Greens and Cabbage

"I got this recipe off of a soul food site called Chitterlings. I made this Friday night and these are the best collard greens I've ever eaten. I served with a big skillet of cornbread. Prep time is lengthy due to the cleaning and cutting of the greens. Cook time approximate. This makes a lot of greens!"
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Ready In:
4hrs 30mins




  • Add the bacon fat to a large stock pot.
  • If you don't save your bacon fat, fry up a few slices of bacon in the pot you are going to cook your greens in; leave the bacon and fat.
  • Add your ham hocks to the pot, cover with water, onion and spices.
  • Boil for about an hour.
  • Add cleaned and cut collards to the pot, cover and cook until tender (45 minutes to an hour, less if you like them less cooked).
  • Add the cabbage at the very end and cook until wilted or to your desired taste.
  • Remove bones and fat of the ham hocks.

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  1. Yummm is all I can see.....We froze the leftovers! It was just that good! Great with sweet cornbread! Yummmm! Didn't have to make any modifications
  2. Great recipe. I used a smoked turkey leg instead. My family loved it. I even went back a couple times to get more. Thank you.
  3. I've made these three times already and my husband cleans the pot each time! Thanks for making a beginner seem like a pro!
  4. this was great, I enjoyed the balance of the cabbage and collards.thanks for sharing
  5. My love for Collard Greens and Cabbage made me want to try this. My goodness I am so blessed I did. The Cabbage did mellow the Collards. I did however miss judge my water and got the cabbage a bit more cooked than I wanted..but that is my fault. I will for sure be making this for my family come Sept. Thank You very much for a wonder recipe. Hugs


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