Southern Style Greens

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    bunches fresh greens (turnip, collard, mustard, kale or cabbage sprouts)
  • 2
    medium turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1
    quart water (plus more as needed)
  • 3
    tablespoons vegetable seasoning (I use "Reunion Foods" Extra Spicy Vegetable Seasoning Mix)
  • nonstick cooking spray
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spray the bottom of your largest stock or soup pot with non-stick spray and brown the ham hocks for a few minutes over med-high heat.
  • Add the water to pot and scrape up any brown bits - but leave them in the pot for flavor.
  • Add the diced turnips.
  • Wash the greens to remove any dirt or sand and chop coarsely (removing large or tough stems.).
  • Add greens to your pot - you can do this as you chop them and turn heat to medium-low. Stir the greens occasionally and add more water as neccesary.
  • Season to taste with your greens seasoning mix. Appx. 1-3 tablespoons per pound of fresh greens.
  • Let simmer, covered, for at least one hour - the longer, the better. Greens should be completely wilted and any stems should be very tender.
  • Remove ham hocks from pot, let cool for a few minutes and then remove fat and bone.
  • Chop the meat into small bits and add back to the pot.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve with hot pepper vinegar to splash over the top.
  • ***if a ready-made greens seasoning is not available - try using salt, pepper, garlic powder, dehydrated onions, paprika, etc. - or your favorite seasoning blend.
  • ***this can also be a vegetarian dish - just leave out the ham hocks - but you might want to add a bit of "Liquid Smoke" to get that smoky flavor.
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