Collard Greens

Staff Writer
Collard Greens
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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
265
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).

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
17g
26%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
577µg
64%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.5%
Vitamin C
81mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
27%
Vitamin K
992µg
100%
Calcium
538mg
54%
Fiber
9g
38%
Folate (food)
297µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
297µg
74%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
70mg
18%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
128mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
636mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.5%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.6%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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