Slow-Cooking Collards Recipe

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Recipe by Carla F. Williams

Cooking the greens in smoked turkey gives you the smokiness of bacon and the flavor of chicken broth. You cut some calories and a lot of sodium by pulling the turkey out before serving time.

Prep Details

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 60 per serving


4 bunches washed collard greens, leaves cut and chunky stems discarded

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 smoked turkey wing (about 1 pound), separated into 2 pieces, skin and all visible fat discarded

2 tsp sugar

3 cups water

cider vinegar , to taste



 Photo:  atxryan

Photo: atxryan

1. Put the collard greens in a large colander and rinse well with cold water. Shake off the excess water, but do not dry.
2. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle the onion, red pepper flakes and garlic over the greens. Toss thoroughly.
3. In a slow cooker large enough to hold the mixture, layer the ingredients as follows: ½ greens mixture in a mound, one piece of turkey wing, ½ of the remaining greens mixture in a mound, remaining piece of turkey wing, and rest of the greens in a mound. Stir the sugar into the water and pour the mixture over the greens.
4. Set the cooker to low and cook, covered, until the desired tenderness, 6 to 8 hours. Remove and discard the turkey wing pieces. Serve hot. Pass the vinegar to sprinkle on top.