Author: Simple Foodie

Collard Greens

Collard Greens

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Servings: 6

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Collard Greens Recipe. A southern traditional side dish for family gatherings and holidays. These delicious greens are slowly simmered to bring out its true flavor to make any meal a true homecoming.


ham hock 2 lbs
yellow onion 1 chopped
garlic clove 4 chopped
oil 2 Tbsps
chicken broth 12 cups
collard greens 2 lbs washed well
salt 2 tsps


  1. Using a knife remove the center stem of the collard greens.
  2. Stack up all the leaves. Starting on one side lengthwise roll the leaves up.
  3. Slice the rolled up leaves into 1 inch pieces.
  4. In a large stock pot combine the ham hock, yellow onion, garlic clove, oil, and chicken broth. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the sliced collard greens and salt to taste. Cover and lower to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 3 hours stirring occasionally.