Slow-Cooker Collard Greens

Slow-cooking collard greens with ham shanks and jalapeño peppers makes the tastiest greens you’ve ever tried
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Slow-cookers aren’t just for soups and stews: Make this side dish of hearty collard greens to accompany your next barbecue.

This recipe is courtesy of All Recipes.

16
Servings
21
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • bunches collard greens, rinsed, trimmed, and chopped
  • 1  Pound  ham shanks
  • pickled jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Teaspoon  olive oil
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • cloves garlic, minced

Directions

Fill a large pot about ½ full with water. Place the greens and ham shanks in the water and bring to a boil.

As soon as the greens start wilting, transfer them to the slow cooker, creating alternating layers of greens, ham shanks, and jalapeño peppers, until the slow cooker is full. Stir in the baking soda, olive oil, pepper, and garlic. Cover, and bring to a boil on high heat Reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 hours.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
2g
2%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
10mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
24g
1%

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.

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