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Southern-Style Greens

  • Yield: 4-6 as a side dish 1x


  • 1 large bunch collard greens
  • 1/2lb. smoked ham (or ham hocks, or smoked turkey)
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • dash of Tabasco or other red pepper sauce


  1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Add ham, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Tabasco to the pot and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour. (This can be done ahead of time if desired).
  2. Rinse greens and remove the tough center stem from each leaf. Slice into 1″ thick ribbons. Add greens to the pot. Return to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove greens from cooking liquid and serve as a side dish. If desired, slice or dice ham to serve with greens.