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Spicy Collard Greens with Bacon

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Spicy Collard Greens with Bacon
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this spicy collard greens and bacon side dish that’s easily made at home over stove top!

Ingredients

2
pounds collard greens, ribs and stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped (about 8 cups)
6
cups water
6
slices bacon, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
jalapeño chili, seeded and finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat water to boiling. Add collard greens to water; heat to boiling. Boil 30 minutes; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat reserved bacon fat over medium heat. Cook remaining ingredients in bacon fat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in collard greens and bacon; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until collard greens are very tender.
Tips  

For true southern flavor, offer cider vinegar on the side for those who want to add a splash.

During last 5 minutes of cooking, stir in 1 can (15 to 16 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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