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Collard Greens

Course Side Dish
Servings 8 people
Author Red Beans and Eric


  • 5 strips thick-cut bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch of fresh collard greens chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a deep pan with a lid, over MEDIUM heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Once finished, remove bacon from pan and crumble into smaller pieces. Return the bacon to the pan along with onions; cook until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic to the pan and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Mix the chopped collard greens into the pan and fry until the greens start to wilt.
  3. Pour chicken stock into the pan along with the crushed red pepper flakes; reduce heat to LOW, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes or until the greens are tender.