How to make it

  • In a 6qt stockpot, add 4qts of water, salt pork, hamhocks and pork tails; boil for aprox. 1.30 hours. If using turkey, add to pot after 45 min cooking of other meats.NOTE: cooking time of smoked meats can vary, so check for tenderness of skin throughout cooking. Should not be too tender or too tough at this point).
  • While meats are cooking, pick leaves from stem of mustard and turnip greens, being mindful to leave some stem for nutritional and consistency value. Rinse/wash until leaves and sink no longer contain any grit. Swiss Chard can be picked and rinsed as well, but place separate from other greens.
  • Water in stockpot should be a milky color after cooking time has elasped; remove salt pork and discard.
  • Add cleaned mustard and turnip greens(if not enough room in pot, let greens cook down and continue to add until all are in pot) NOTE: If water in pot is above greens once all are added, carefully pour out until just under greens; they make their own water. Continue to do this throughout cooking time if water rises too far above greens).
  • Once greens have cooked down and all added, add oil, garlic powder, aprox. 2 tblspn of season salt and two tblspn of table salt, peppers, and green bell pepper. Cook for 30-45 min.
  • As you cook, taste liquid to check for desired flavor ( enough salt, garlic, etc. Add seasonings as desired. If too salty, add more water to cut salt)
  • NOTE: green bell pepper should cut any bitterness from turnip, if, however still a strong bitter taste, add about a 1/4 cup of sugar)
  • Add Swiss Chard; cook for aprox. another hour or to desired tenderness.
  • **The key to making this dish a success, is not too much water, seasoning, which should be monitored throughout cooking, and tenderness. Even the kids will love them!! Add Accent seasoning for a flavor boost.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    oh yeah, baby!
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  • maggiehc 10 years ago
    I love greens. Your recipe looks great, thanks!
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  • luvthewho 10 years ago
    I can't wait to try this recipe. It sounds great.
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    " It was excellent "
    borius ate it and said...
    How the thought of greens warms my heart. It takes me back to my childhood in my grendmother's kitchen with a "mess" of food, all from scratch, all from the heart. I sure do miss her.
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  • nakedchef 10 years ago
    this also sounds fantastic, thanks
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  • trackwidow 10 years ago
    This sounds really good! I bet it's very tasty. I love greens of all kinds.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Love my greens! Hard to find down here.. they grow them, but ship all north! If I am lucky to find a field they are cutting I ask to buy some...One day the farmer gave me a garbage sack full of mustard greens... the big bags.. that's a lot of greens! Took me awhile to clean all them but OMG.. the were wonderful! I fix them like you do...
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    I can see why people would love your greens! This sounds so flavorful - I've never tried to make this at home, but your recipe gives me the courage to attempt it. Thank you!
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  • debbie919 10 years ago
    I can tell you know what you're talking about Katty! Great post, thanks!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Yummo. I'm there. Thanks.
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  • pipit13 10 years ago
    This sounds great. My family will surely love this one.
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