Crock Pot Collard Greens and Ham

READY IN: 6hrs 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4 -6
    slices thick bacon (optional)
  • 8
    cups collard greens, tough ribs and stems removed, torn into thin strips (kale may also be used)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 4
    cups water
  • Serve With
  • 12
    cup minced mild onion (optional)
  • red wine vinegar (amount to taste) (optional)
  • hot pepper sauce (I like Tabasco, amount to taste) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Note: be sure to rinse collards thoroughly before using.
  • Remove any thick stems and tear or chop leaves into strips.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet until the fat renders and bacon becomes translucent.
  • Place bacon, with its drippings, into the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add the greens, ham hock, salt, pepper, and water into crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • Remove ham hock, discard skin and shred meat, returning meat to crock pot.
  • Serve greens with minced onion, vinegar and Tabasco, if desired.
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