Collard Greens and Smoked Turkey

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... North, south, east and west—no matter where you hail from, all signs point to this coast-to-coast favorite, simmered with smoked turkey, collard greens and bell peppers.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons sugar or honey
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
teaspoon black pepper
3
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
teaspoons white vinegar
1
lb smoked turkey drumstick or wings, skin removed
4
bunches fresh collard greens (about 4 lb), coarsely chopped
1/2
cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 In 8-quart stockpot, stir onions, garlic, sugar, pepper flakes, black pepper, broth and vinegar until well blended. Add turkey and collard greens. (Greens may fill pot but will quickly wilt.) Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 50 minutes.
  • 2 Stir in bell peppers. Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer or until greens and bell peppers are tender.
  • 3 Remove turkey from broth mixture. Cool turkey about 10 minutes or just cool enough to handle. Remove bones from turkey; cut turkey into bite-size pieces. Return turkey meat to broth mixture.

Expert Tips

No fresh collard greens? You can use a 16-oz bag of frozen collard greens instead of the fresh greens.

If desired for richer flavor, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend. Reheat over medium heat just before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
310%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.