Crockpot Collard Greens
A southern classic especially during the holidays! Give this simple yet delicious Crockpot Collard Greens Recipe a try! The slow cooker makes them amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 Servings
- 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
- ½ cup minced mild onion optional
- red wine vinegar amount to taste (optional)
- hot pepper sauce
Rinse collards thoroughly before using.
Remove any thick stems and tear or chop leaves into strips.
Cook bacon in a skillet until the fat renders and bacon becomes translucent.
Place bacon, with its drippings, into the bottom of the crock pot.
Add the greens, ham hock, salt, pepper, and water into crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
Remove ham hock, discard skin and shred meat, returning meat to crock pot.
Serve greens with minced onion, vinegar and Tabasco, if desired.