Slow Cooker Collard Greens
ham hocks
collard greens
olive oil
yellow onions
garlic
chicken broth
cider vinegar
sugar
kosher salt
black pepper
cayenne pepper
Slow Cooker Collard Greens ham hocks collard greens olive oil yellow onions garlic chicken broth cider vinegar sugar kosher salt black pepper cayenne pepper
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    Cleaning and trimming 5 pounds of collard greens is the hardest part of this recipe—after that, it’s easy. Sauté onions and garlic in a large pot, then add the greens. (It may seem odd to precook them, but wilting the collards is crucial to getting them to fit in the slow cooker.) Transfer everything to the slow cooker, along with ham hocks or smoked turkey drumsticks for meaty, smoky flavor, and walk away for 4 or even 6 hours. Come back to tender greens and some tasty potlikker to spoon over grits with shrimp or cornbread. What to buy: Collard greens are often cooked with smoked ham hocks, but smoked turkey drumsticks are a great substitute and yield more meat than ham hocks. This recipe was featured as part of our Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds smoked ham hocks or smoked turkey drumsticks
    • 5 pounds collard greens (about 6 bunches)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 medium yellow onions, medium dice
    • 4 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 51 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 7.29%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.48%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 805 mg 33.56%
    • Calcium: 7 mg 0.69%
    • Potassium: 150 mg 4.28%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.11%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.1%
    • Vitamin C 0.01%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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