Slow Cooker Collard Greens

With New Year's on the horizon collard greens were on my mind with my recent grocery order and pick up! Green for money / prosperity makes collards a go to for New Year's dishes in the south.

Slow cooking your greens gives them PLENTY of time to soak up great flavor (most recipes will call for smoked ham or turkey, if you have that definitely use it, but I just had a regular ham bone and it certainly works as well!) These will reduce, by a lot (don't all greens?!) They're a fantastic, easy, and versatile side that goes alongside just about anything. I served these up with some brisket.

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

2 lbs collard greens, stems removed and chopped / diced and cleaned
5 cups broth (vegetable, chicken, or turkey)
1 ham bone
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 TBS minced garlic (jarred)
2 TBS apple cider vinegar

  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker, cook on high 4 hours and stir ingredients then recover and continue cooking on high another 2 hours, or on low for 3-4, until very tender.
  2. Remove any meat from the ham bone and add into the collards, and discard the bone and any excess pieces of fat. 
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from I Heart Recipes


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