Southern Collard Greens

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This post is a fun one for me because I actually didn’t create this recipe… my husband did!

Both of us were born and raised in the south and one thing I’ve never really been able to get into is collard greens. Corbin, though, is all about these bad boys and decided to make some himself. Let’s just say that I am now on board. I could eat these all day long.

Thanks, buddy, I’m eating my greens today.

Ingredients:

    1 small onion, peeled and chopped
    1 large bunch of collard greens, stems removed and roughly chopped
    2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
    1 T olive oil
    2-3 cups water
    3-4 T vinegar
    1 T cayenne pepper
    1 T red chili flakes
    pinches of salt and pepper

Heat a large skillet with oil over medium heat.

Add the chopped onion and bacon.

After about 2 minutes, add the collard greens and water. The amount I put is an estimate because it depends on what kind of stove you have. A gas stove will probably steam the water quicker. Add the vinegar and spices.

Cover the pan and simmer for about an hour.

After an hour, taste the greens to test the seasoning and tenderness.

Add more spices or simmer longer if you want the greens really tender.

Enjoy hot!

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