Mess O' Collard Greens

Posted by Unknown Friday, August 7, 2009
Taste Level: G
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 10-12
Prep Time: 15-20 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.-1 hour
Difficulty: 1

After making these and everyone saying how good they are I have been often replying, "I have never really liked Collard Greens." It has come as a surprise to everyone I have said it to so far. Zo replied, "Then why do you make them?" I told her, "I make them because you like them and Mom likes them." Nell said, "What kind of Southerner are you?!?" I said, "The kind that does not like Collard Greens, Kale or Cabbage." I eat Kale, Cabbage and Collard greens if they are made certain ways. When it comes to Collard Greens they have always been made to salty and mushy for my tastes. I made these greens with my tastes in my mind and you know what, I am still not the biggest fan of greens but I went back for a second helping. I preferred mine peppered with a splash of vinegar and Zo added a little salt and hot sauce to hers. If you are also not a fan of greens give these a try and you may be surprised, I was!

1 large bunch collard greens (about 10 leaves trimmed and washed)
1/2 pound smoked bacon (chopped)
2 sweet onion (chopped)
4 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
2 tbsp butter
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)
1/2 tsp vinegar

Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices. Place greens in pot with meat and butter.

In a large pot melt butter over medium heat and cook bacon, onions and garlic for 7-10 minutes. Add 3 quarts of water to pot and bring to boil. Once water is boiling add the rest of the seasonings and ingredients. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring occasionally until tender.

Serve warm. Store in a sealed in container in the refrigerator reheating as desired.


  1. jenjo0623 Says:
  2. Have you thought of creating a Facebook group that people can join to follow along? Might up the number of hits here.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. I have thought of it but I have not got around to it lol. I have been busy latley and soon we will be really really busy house hunting. You know, I should do it though. I think I will try to sit aside some time this weekend to set that up and finish the banner for this site as well.


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