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Hi y'all! My name is Elizabeth Knicely, but I go by Liz. I am a 35 year old wife and mother of 3 wonderful children. I am also a pet owner of a cat, dog and turtle. I am an avid home chef, ambitious artist and amateur comedian. I'm just a small town girl trying to leave a mark on this world. Welcome to my blog!

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Southern Collard Greens

These Southern Collard Greens are a New Year's Day tradition, but also make a great side dish for you're everyday dinner.

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 2 hours

TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes

SERVINGS: 8 servings


3 pounds fresh Collard Greens

5 strips of Bacon, chopped

1/2 Sweet Onion, 1/2 cup

1 Ham Hock

32 ounces Chicken Broth

1 tablespoon Sugar

1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder

1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tablespoon Olive Oil


1. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat.

2. Add chopped bacon and chopped onions to the pan and cook until bacon is cooked.

3. Add chicken broth to the pot and then the ham hock.

4. Add apple cider vinegar. sugar, and garlic powder to the pot and stir well.

5. Then add chopped collard greens to the pot and submerge in the liquid. Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours.

6. After cooked take the ham hock out of the pot and shred the meat and add it back to the pot and stir. Then serve.


**To save time and a lot of extra work try and find already washed and cut collard greens. They usually go on sale closer to collard green season which is towards the end of the year.

**If you can't find already washed and cut greens by a regular bunch of greens. Submerge completely in warm water and wash away any grit. Then rinse and cut the stems off and cut into bite size pieces.

**Ham hocks usually come in 2 so you can either freeze the other or you can use it if you are planning on making black eyed peas also. You could also double up on the ham hocks for this recipe if you want it extra meaty.

**This is great to serve with black eyed peas, hoppin' John, and corn bread. Might as well keep your New Year luck up.

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