Braised Collard Greens

Staff Writer
Braised Collard Greens
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The trick to tough, leafy greens like collards is that there's no trick at all. Imparting flavor and breaking down their tough structure is as easy as bacon, onions, and chicken stock, and Justin Simoneaux of San Francisco's Boxing Room shows us how in this recipe. It's perfect for any weeknight meal or special occasions and holidays like Thanksgiving

4
Servings
207
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup thick-sliced bacon, diced
  • 4 Cups sliced yellow onion
  • 4 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 bunches collard greens, cleaned and stemmed
  • 1 Cup chicken stock

Directions

Heat a 6-quart pot, preferably cast-iron, on medium heat and add the bacon; cook until bacon has started to crisp, about 5 minutes.

Lower the heat and add in the onions and cook slowly for 10-15 minutes or until the onions are soft.
Add in the garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the collard greens and a ¼ of the chicken stock cover and let simmer check every 5-10 minutes and add the chicken stock if needed.

Let simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the greens are very soft. Season with salt and pepper.

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
12g
19%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
8g
15%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
71µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.4%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20%
Vitamin C
21mg
35%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
119µg
100%
Calcium
108mg
11%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
0.8mg
4.2%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
110mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
378mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.8%
Sodium
283mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.2%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%