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Spicy Collard Greens with Bacon

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 4

Enjoy this spicy collard greens and bacon side dish that’s easily made at home over stove top! MORE + LESS -

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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 Facts

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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