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HOW TO COOK CANNED COLLARD GREENS

A RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED COLLARD GREENS
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: collard greens, canned collard greens, greens
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bacon cut into 5-6 pieces each
  • 2 slices onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 28 oz can of collard greens drained well
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp hot sauce like Franks or Texas Pete
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium sized sauce pot over medium heat, add the cut up slices of bacon and allow those to cook till crispy.  Do not pour off the bacon grease.
  • Add the onion and garlic and allow to cook till fragrant and softening (about 3 minutes).
  • Pour in the drained can of collard greens, water, sugar, hot sauce and vinegar and stir well.
  • Stir frequently and continue to heat over medium heat until heated through.
  • When heated through, the greens are ready to serve, taste first and add salt and pepper until you are satisfied with the taste.  If they taste bitter at all, add more salt. Add more hot sauce, per your tastes.

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Notes

  • You will want to drain the canned collards very well before you start to cook with them.
  • Most canned collards are cut up  much smaller than what you would do at home if you were making them from scratch.
  • Typically, you will want to add the flavors that I have listed above when you are jazzing up your canned collard greens.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal