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
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!
I'm a veggie, so subbed a bit of sesame oil for the bacon---nice nutty flavor!
The best greens ever. And they freeze well too.
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.
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!
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.
I only tried greens once and found the favor too bitter for my liking. When I saw this recipe, I decided to make them myself and give them another try. They smelled delicious in the crock pot. Unfortunately, no one, including myself, liked them. They were a little better drizzled with balsamic, but still not to anyone's liking.
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.
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!