"This is a classic formula for perfect collard greens. Simmered with bacon, potato and wine vinegar, these greens are sensational."


1 h 30 m servings 174 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Before the potatoes are finished, add the collards to the pot.
  2. Place bacon in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain, and saute the onion in bacon grease until tender. Drain onions of grease, and add to the greens. Crumble in the bacon, and stir in the wine vinegar. Simmer over low heat until greens are tender, about 1 hour.
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  1. 14 Ratings


Grumpy Grannie you sho put your foot in these greens, I fixed them for 15 people and they all said they were the best. There were no left overs Thank you for all your help. mjmfilms

Awesome greens!!! I made them just as the recipe said but did not use any potatoes. They turned out great! This will definatly be my new collard greens recipe. Thanks so much for posting it!

These collards were delicious! I've been searching for a good stand by recipe for greens and this will be it.

I left out the potatoes and apple cider vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar. DELICIOUS! I cook collard greens pretty often because they are extremely nutritious, but I had never tried using...

Very good recipe for collard greens. I did not use the potatoes, I added cidar vinegar, chicken stock and crushed red pepper flakes to the boiling water. Added garlic along with the onions and...

Since I am pregnant and trying to follow an organic diet as much as possible, I left out the onions to avoid the heartburn and used only 1 tbls of artificial bacon bits instead of actual bacon. ...

This recipe is very good. I never tried collards before, and I was glad someone posted this recipe on the website. I didn't have red wine vinegar, so I substituted with Apple Cider Vinegar... IT...

Sorry to copy review, but LINAGNEL72' method is the one I used. Also we used too much water along with chicken broth and the flavor was diluted. So at the table I added garlic salt and hot sauce...

This is the first time I've ever prepared collards myself, and had only sampled them a few times. I found this dish to be just okay. The vinegar seemed a little overpowering. Cooking them for ...