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Southern Style Collard Greens

Southern Style Collard Greens Recipe


Southern-style collard greens simmered with ham hock just like mama used to make is a tasty side dish and will bring you good luck in the New Year.


  • 2 medium (2-1/2" dia)s sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 2 hocks smoked ham hocks
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 (32 ounce) containers chicken broth
  • 3 (1 pound) packages collard greens, trimmed
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours.
  2. Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours.

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Nutritional Information

Southern Style Collard Greens

Servings Per Recipe: 10
Calories: 188.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 24 %
carbohydrates: 5 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 21 %
fat: 15 %
saturated fat: 15 %
cholesterol: 11 %
vitamin a iu: 182 %
niacin equivalents: 36 %
vitamin b6: 27 %
vitamin c: 84 %
folate: 58 %
calcium: 21 %
iron: 4 %
magnesium: 8 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 68 %
thiamin: 38 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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