Collard Greens with Bacon, lots of bacon, are a tasty summertime Southern side that pairs well with barbecued meats, baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw.
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Collard Greens with Bacon

Collard Greens with Bacon, lots of bacon, are a tasty summertime Southern side that pairs well with barbecued meats, baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Krissy Allori

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces bacon diced into small pieces
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch collard greens washed and cut into 2 inch pieces (about 4-6 cups packed)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • In dutch oven or large heavy bottomed pot, cook bacon pieces over medium heat until all fat is rendered. The bacon pieces will soften when cooked with the collard greens, so ensure the bacon is fully cooked so you don't end up with soggy bacon. Scoop bacon out and allow to drain on paper towel. Discard almost all oil, but leave about a tablespoon in the bottom of the pot.
  • Saute onions in remaining tablespoon of bacon oil until tender and slightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add half of the cooked bacon (reserving the other half) and garlic, then saute 2 more minutes.
  • Add greens and saute just until they start to wilt.
  • Pour in chicken broth and add red pepper flakes, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Turn heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. To serve, top with remaining crisp bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 943IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg