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Spicy Collard Greens with Bacon

Enjoy this spicy collard greens and bacon side dish that’s easily made at home over stove top!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
pounds collard greens, ribs and stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped (about 8 cups)
6
cups water
6
slices bacon, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
jalapeño chili, seeded and finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

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Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat water to boiling. Add collard greens to water; heat to boiling. Boil 30 minutes; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon fat in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat reserved bacon fat over medium heat. Cook remaining ingredients in bacon fat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in collard greens and bacon; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until collard greens are very tender.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

For true southern flavor, offer cider vinegar on the side for those who want to add a splash.

During last 5 minutes of cooking, stir in 1 can (15 to 16 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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