Slow Cooked Collard Greens

A southern classic. Try this simple and amazing Crock Pot Collard Greens Recipe

These are my hubby’s favorite.  While I am not a huge fan…I have a few in my house that LOVE them!  The slow cooker makes it so much easier! These Crock Pot Collard Greens are full of flavor and a southern favorite

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Slow Cooked Collard Greens
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Recipe type: Side dish, dinner
Serves: 8
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 4 -6 slices thick bacon (optional)
  • 8 cups collard greens , tough ribs and stems removed, torn into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups water
Serve With
  • ½ cup minced mild onion (optional)
  • red wine vinegar (amount to taste) (optional)
  • hot pepper sauce
  1. Rinse collards thoroughly before using.
  2. Remove any thick stems and tear or chop leaves into strips.
  3. Cook bacon in a skillet until the fat renders and bacon becomes translucent.
  4. Place bacon, with its drippings, into the bottom of the crock pot.
  5. Add the greens, ham hock, salt, pepper, and water into crock pot.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  7. Remove ham hock, discard skin and shred meat, returning meat to crock pot.
  8. Serve greens with minced onion, vinegar and Tabasco, if desired.


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