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Bacon Collard Greens

Collard greens are a staple vegetable of southern cuisine. This side dish is often eaten alongside smoked or salt-cured meats, such as ham hocks, pork or fatback. —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds collard greens
  • 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Trim thick stems from collard greens; coarsely chop leaves. In a Dutch oven, saute bacon for 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 8-9 minutes longer or until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Add greens; cook just until wilted.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until greens are tender.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 157 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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