Collard Greens in Tomato Sauce

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Total Time
6hrs 25mins
25 mins
6 hrs

I like to have this with barbecue, cornbread, and sweet potato casserole. Using the crockpot keeps the house cool in the summer, when I do most of my grilling, but this recipe is good anytime.

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  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 lbs collard greens, rinsed,tough ribs and stems removed,torn into thin strips
  • hot pepper sauce (I use Tabasco) (optional)
  • red wine vinegar (optional)


  1. Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble.
  2. In 1 tbsp of bacon drippings, cook onion until tender.
  3. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and diced tomatoes, stirring to mix.
  4. Place greens and tomato mixture in crockpot and mix well.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours or until greens are tender.
  6. Serve greens with Tabasco or vinegar, if desired.