Collard Greens with Bacon
These Southern style collard greens are simmered with bacon and seasonings until tender and flavorful. A simple yet satisfying side dish that pairs perfectly with proteins such as chicken, beef and pork.
- 6 slices bacon coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound collard greens cleaned, stems removed, and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Place the bacon in a large pot over medium high heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until crisp. Remove half the bacon from the pan and reserve for later use.
Add the onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic, salt and pepper, then cook for 30 seconds.
Add the greens to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
Reduce the heat to low, then cover the pot and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until greens are tender. Uncover and stir in the hot sauce and vinegar. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with reserved bacon, then serve immediately.
Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5691IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1mg