Big B's Collard Greens

Big B's Collard Greens

Brian W. 5

"Never had a complaint. The broth comes out like soup and here it is an old remedy for what ever ails you."


2 h 20 m servings 228 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour chicken stock into a large pot, and add ham hocks onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, vinegar, black pepper, and enough water to cover ham hocks. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 1 to 2 hours to create the broth.
  2. Remove ham hocks from broth. Pull meat from hocks. Add meat and collard greens to the broth. Simmer for 1 to 5 hours, depending on the texture you prefer. Salt to taste, and serve with hot sauce.
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  1. 42 Ratings


I'm rating this 5 stars, although I admit I made some adjustments, but this seemed like the closest recipe I found to my favorite restaurant's version of collard greens. They turned out great, ...

Your recipe made the best greens I've ever had!!! I have made them 3x already. 2x I used smoked neckbones and the other time I used smoked turkey wings instead of the ham hocks. I also used LAWR...

Excellent! My born-and-raised-in-the-South husband said these were some of the best greens he's ever had. I did put in extra ham hocks, but otherwise followed the recipe. As another reviewer ...

NOTE: 1 BUNCH COLLARD GREENS = APPROXIMATELY 2 LBS. NOW....THIS RECIPE IS PERFECTION!!!! I have been making greens for years. I grew up on "bitter greens" as we kids called them - turnip and mu...

Delicious! The only change I made was I did not pull the meat from the ham hocks as I used 4 small ones and they did not have enough meat to make it worth my time. Instead I let them season up t...

didn't like the spice... also missing baking soda for tenderness

FANTASTIC! I have never attempted collard greens before, these turned out great. Easy to make, house smelled delicious all day long. I cooked a meal for people that were very familiar with so...

Thank you so much for posting!!!! This was my first attempt at collards & they turned out great. My husband and I both loved the flavor & bit of spicyness. Success!

Perfect! This got my son to eat his greens! FYI, I used a 2 pound bag of chopped fresh collards and used the same amount of seasonings except for the chili flakes, of which I reduced to a scan...