Sweet and Sour Greens

Sweet and Sour Greens

Angela 0

"Even children will eat these greens! Every time I cook them, someone wants the recipe. Use fresh collard, kale, or mustard greens."


50 m servings 187 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 240 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Transfer bacon pieces into a bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  2. Stir water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper into the bacon drippings until the sugar has dissolved; bring the mixture to a boil. Place collards into the boiling mixture, and stir to mix well. Cover the Dutch oven, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the greens are tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drizzle in a little more water or vinegar if greens become too dry.
  3. Spoon greens into a serving dish, and sprinkle with the cooked bacon pieces.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can substitute frozen whole-leaf spinach or other greens for part or all of the fresh greens. If using all frozen greens, use 2 bags, and reduce the water slightly. To save time, you can use 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon grease and omit bacon on top or sprinkle with real bacon bits from a jar.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I've been cooking greens for years and the is the first time I've ever cook them like this. This was pretty good. My family and guests really enjoyed them. They were sweet with just a taste of s...

These greens had an EXCELLENT flavor and the house smelled wonderful! My husband walked in from work and went straight to the kitchen to find out what I was making! I let my greens get too dry a...

I served this to a southern friend of mine and he said its the best collard greens he's ever had!

This was very yummy. My husband loved it and he can be pretty picky. I have been growing collard greens in my garden this year so we have tried quite a few recipes and my favorite are the ones...

These were quick, simple, and incredibly tasty greens. I had collard greens and pancetta on hand because I'd been planning the greens for some time. After looking through several recipes for ins...

Excellent flavor! I'm diabetic, so I subbed Splenda (sugar would have been better) and can't eat pork so I subbed Bacco's, but it still turned out delicious.

Made this with about 1 1/4 lbs of collards. My DH loved them. I thought they were good. I added minced onion,red pepper flakes for some heat and doubled the water. And at the last five minute...