How to make it

  • 1. Fry the bacon in a pot large enough to cook the greens.
  • 2. Add the greens along with onions.
  • 3. Cook on low heat, stirring with wooden spoon, until greens are coated with bacon fat (about 2 minutes).
  • Pour off excess fat.
  • 4. Cover the greens with water and season with salt and pepper.
  • 5. Bring to boil. Cover the pot, reduce heat, and simmer until tender (time will vary, about 1 hour).
  • Stir occasionally and add water if they threaten to scorch. When done, increase heat to med-high, stir often. Boil off nearly all the cooking liquid.
  • 6. Add vinegar. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Serve very hot.
  • Serves 4
  • Tips:
  • 1. I like to add 1 tablespoon (+) sugar when greens come to a boil. Some people do not like the sweetness, some do.
  • 2. Serve with Cilantro Lime Hot Sauce that each person can add to their own taste.
  • 3. Add 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic r to the boiling greens for added flavor
  • 4. Combine mustard, collard and turnip greens in the same pot.

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  • cswindoll 7 years ago
    I've never tried greens before, but this makes me want too.
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  • impssweetp 7 years ago
    I usually use a ham hock, but this needs to be tried. Thanks for the post.
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  • joe1155 7 years ago
    Greens are just the best!
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  • rescue_ranger 7 years ago
    yea I am bringing out all southren guns I got about 10 more recipes to post then I will move to another style
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  • elgourmand 7 years ago
    You-all are on a Southern roll here RR. Haven't had greens in a spell. I can't get them here so looks like another thing I'll have to grow. Grannie's recipe for greens was exactly like this. Sure hope those who haven't had a chance to try southern comfort food give this a try. Thanks. RJ
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