Braised Collard Greens

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Braised Collard Greens
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Skip the green beans this year at Thanksgiving and make these delicious braised collard greens instead, created by chef Isaac Stewart from Atlanta's CinéBistro. 

8
Servings
239
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Pounds collard greens, sliced 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inches
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 ham hock
  • 2 Teaspoons oil, divided
  • 1/2 Cup white-wine vinegar
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1-2 slices bacon, julienned
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup small dice onion

Directions

Remove the ribs from the greens and wash them well. Chop the jalapeño finely, including the seeds. Use a food processor if desired. Add the ham hocks and jalapeño to a large pot and sauté with 1 teaspoon of the oil for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Add the collard greens slowly. Simmer until tender, about 1 hour. They can be cooled at this point and finished later, if desired. Otherwise, sauté the remaining ingredients while the greens are simmering, and add in the final 5 minutes. In a separate pot, add the rest of the oil and sauté the bacon, garlic, and onion until tender and translucent. Add the collard greens, and stir through. Add more stock if necessary. Adjust seasonings. Simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavors. During this time, remove the hock and allow to cool briefly. When cool enough, shred the meat and add back to the greens. Discard the remaining skin and bones.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
359µg
40%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.5%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.5%
Vitamin C
53mg
89%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
622µg
100%
Calcium
342mg
34%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
186µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
186µg
47%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
54mg
13%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
26%
Phosphorus
190mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
556mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.6%
Sodium
604mg
25%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
23.6%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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