She Cooks Skinny

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Don’t Fear the Collard Greens


A couple of months ago I went to the grocery store and was standing in front of the massive selection of green foods. I was looking for kale, but I spotted collard greens. The first thing I thought was gross. The second thing that came to mind was that I had never had collard greens so I , obviously, needed to buy this huge bunch of greens and learn to do something with them.

I got home, did some research on them. Learned a few things such as… They are very dirty and have to be super cleaned before eating, they are so good for you, and lastly they taste best with a little bacon added to them!

I have made these collards a dozen times now and just now wrote down what I do to them .

Please, don’t be afraid to try them. They are quite yummy, healthy and are an easy side to work into your weekly menu!

before the magic happens!

look at all of that goodness!

Collard Greens

1 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 Sweet Onion, diced
20 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
1 can Green Chiles
1 bunch Collard Greens
2 1/3 cups Chicken Broth
4 pieces of bacon, chopped
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cayenne
With a skillet on medium heat, add in olive oil, let heat for a few seconds. Add in the onions, cook for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Once onions are translucent add in tomatoes and green chiles and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in 1/3 cup of chicken broth and let the mixture simmer for another 5 minutes. While the onions, tomatoes, and chiles are simmering was your collard greens thoroughly and remove the stems that run down the center. Stack 5-6 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into 1 inch slices. Place greens into your crockpot, or saucepan, add in your bacon, the rest of the chicken broth and the onion, tomato, chile mixture, along with the spices. Cook on high for 2 hours {in crockpot} and then on low for another hour. Or cook collard greens on stovetop in a saucepan on medium heat for 45- 60 minutes.
I promise you, if my husband likes these, you will too! I like to serve mine alongside my cornmeal cakes!

4 thoughts on “Don’t Fear the Collard Greens

  1. Yum!!! I just tried collards for the first time too… Loved em!

    • They are so good! :)

  2. Omg! My husband DOES like these!!! Awesome recipe! I made it in a saucepan. Next time I will plan ahead and cook in a crockpot so I can make more but really really yummy! Thank you!

    • I’m SO glad he liked them!! :)

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