Side Dishes

Southern Collard Greens

Posted: February 14

Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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All other vegetable sides should take note: Southern Collard Greens have them beat! These perfectly Southern collard greens are cooked in a tangy and savory broth to a delectable tenderness highlighting their subtle earthy and sweet flavor. Loaded with melt-in-your-mouth pork, Southern Collard Greens are just as meaty as the main course! These are perfect for serving at barbecues and cook-outs or for warming you up on winter evenings. If only other side dishes could be this amazing!


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


Step 1

Combine the sweet onions, ham hocks, and garlic into a stockpot.

Step 2

Add the chicken broth.

Step 3

Cook the mixture on the stove-top over medium heat until the ham begins falling off the bone, about 2 hours.

Step 4

Stir in the collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Step 5

Cook until the greens have reached the desired tenderness, about 2 hours.

Step 6


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