Southern Collard Greens

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins


  • 1
    bunch collard greens, washed and cut into pieces do not cut up the stems
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 14
    cup vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 3
    hot peppers, chopped up
  • 2
    large ham hocks (also you could use a ham bone,smoked bacon about 7 slices or any other smoked pork product)
  • 14
    cup water


  • Saute your onion in a large cast iron pot with just a touch of oil (1 tsp). Add your smoked pork product and let some of the juices start to flow from it (about 5 minutes worth of cooking).
  • Meanwhile mix water, vinegar, 1 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoons of pepper and the chopped hot pepper together. Pour into pot and stir.
  • Add the greens. Mix up after each handfull. Don't worry, the greens will come to the top but will reduce as the cooking wilts them.
  • Continue to stir until wilted; then turn to low, cover and let cook for about 2 hours stirring once in a while and tasting to see if you need more salt and pepper.