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NcMystery; This is the way my family has been doing it since I was in three corner pants.(I'll be 80 in April). THE ONLY difference is that I cook the bacon and add the onions etc. to the bacon fat. Just an added flavor to relish. Where I come from pork rules and the only thing we never used was the oink. Simply because we couldn't catch it. Cap'n Jack

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Firehousecook AKA Cap'n Jack March 14, 2010

Yehaw! We loved these! The dinner bell was a ringin' and the people came a runnin! I followed this exactly, and had a ham hock and threw that in as well. Wow! These are amazing, and I don't know about bitter greens, I've never had them, but I can tell you these are as smooth as a load of jello on a greased dish. It's great and beneficial to cook these low and slow, so all the special ingredients combine and marry in a perfect ceremony. Perfection on a country plate!

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm April 08, 2011

I'm a veggie, so subbed a bit of sesame oil for the bacon---nice nutty flavor!

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La Dilettante January 16, 2012

The best greens ever. And they freeze well too.

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kkapule January 09, 2010

I had no idea kale could be so delicious! I had a bunch to use from my weekly CSA food share, and I stumbled upon this recipe. My husband and I were both in awe. We left out the spicy ingredients, because I like things mild and I didn't happen to have a jalapeno on hand. I cubed up a ham steak I had in the freezer, but the cubes dried out and weren't very good. Next time I will just omit the ham and use more bacon. The flavor was just wonderful and the greens were very nice and tender, which I didn't think was possible given how tough they are raw. Thank you for this recipe!

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ktrain1 September 08, 2009

I thought this recipe had excellent flavor. I used lmustard greens only, unch meat/cooked ham and I only used half a cup of water in the slow cooker. I didn't want my greens too watery. Great recipe. Thank you.

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liliya_99 May 02, 2009

What a great recipe. I had no ham so I used a huge smoked pork shank. My wife and I loved it. It had just the right amount of heat and a tremendous flavor. The stock is so good. Made sour dough biscuits for dipping. I think the stock will make a great soup.

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wildredbill December 22, 2014

I have never made greens myself before so I wasn't sure what to expect. These were really good, and my parents liked them as well. I did vary the prep just a bit. I sauteed the onions and veg in bacon grease, then added broth and wilted my greens down this way before throwing it all in a slow cooker. I used diced ham, but also added a smoked ham hock to the slow cooker and shredded the meat into the greens before serving. Great with low carb cornbread. Thanks for sharing! I just used the premixed cut greens in the bag for this. I wilted down 2 bags for this recipe.

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Queen Roachie September 25, 2013

These collards are awsome. First time I've ever cooked them. I usually get then at a bbq joint. But this recipes blows them out of the water. This one defininaty goes in my keeper recipes. Thx for posting it . Love them!

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bighause001 November 11, 2012

This recipe rocks!! I used swiss chard, beet greens and arugula plus 4 porkhocks. Just used bacon fat to cook the onions and no red pepper seeds but did leave some of the jalapeno seeds in.....Nice bite to this!! Removed the meat from the hocks and chopped up then added back to pot along with some cooked white rice

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karen in tbay October 01, 2012
Perfect Southern Greens (Kale, Beet, Collard Greens, Mustard)