Collard Greens

Collard Greens
Staff Writer
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Chef Ted Lahey is known for his modern Southern touch that he adds to any dish he's creating at his restaurant Table Main in Roswell, Ga., and his Thanksgiving dishes are no exception. These braised collard greens make a delicious substitute for your usual green beans and are just as easy to prepare. 

12
Servings
537
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6  Pounds  collards, chopped
  • 1  Pound  bacon
  • 1  Cup  chopped onion
  • 1  Tablespoon  minced garlic
  • 1  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 2  Tablespoons  salt
  • 1/4  Cup  brown sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  cider vinegar
  • 2  Cups  chicken stock

Directions

Cook bacon until frothy. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the collards, spices, and liquids and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook covered until tender (about 2 hours).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
1306µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
61mg
81%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1412µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
507mg
51%
Choline, total
119mg
28%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
185µg
46%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
75mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
91mg
13%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
1114mg
74%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
235g
9%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Collard Green Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Collard Green Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.