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Slow Cooker Collard Greens Recipe
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Slow Cooker Collard Greens

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"Got this from a coworker who made these for the office holiday potluck. Collard greens are cooked all day with ham shanks and pickled jalapeno. Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Fill a large pot about 1/2 full with water. Place the ham shanks into the water, and as many of the greens as you can fit. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. As soon as the greens begin wilting, start transferring the greens to the slow cooker. Alternate layers of greens with the ham shanks and jalapeno until the slow cooker is full. Stir in the baking soda, olive oil, pepper and garlic powder. Cover, and bring to a boil on High. Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 8 to 10 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2007

this was a great recipe..but i made so many changes that it evolved into a recipe of my own creation. first i omitted step 1 and the baking soda. next, i put in smoked turkey necks and seasoning(old bay and tony chacherre's creole seasoning) and the greens at the same time. next i piled on the greens(i conbined collard and mustard)!! i let them cook down for an hour and then put in the extra greens that didn't fit at first. i stirred every hour or so and added seasoning to taste. i cooked for 5hrs the night before and then 3hrs the day of thanksgiving, by doing that the seasonings had asorbed really well and the greens were tender and flavorful!! hope this helps a little.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2008

While the taste was still banging, it was not a good fit for me. I used vinegar instead of baking soda. I would also recommending passing up the cooking before putting into the slow cooker.

Mar 06, 2006

This is great. I made this with frozen collard greens and skipped first step. Super flavor, not very hot even with jalapenos.

Aug 03, 2010

Very good recipe. I used smoked turkey legs and instead of boiling the meat on the stove first, I threw everything into the crockpot. I put in 2 cups of chicken broth and cooked on low for 6 hours.

Aug 30, 2007

For those of us who love greens year-round, the slow cooker is the perfect stove-top antidote during A/C season. These simple ingredients produced a complex, layered taste: spicy, savory, smoky. (I've used fresh garlic and jalapenos) A+ for ease of preparation and taste.

Nov 04, 2007


Aug 03, 2009

Kimmy, is the one with the right idea for these greens. WOW! These are the best greens I've made! Replacing the ham with smoked neck bones, 2 different seasonings, & adding as you go is the way. I used crushed red pepper instead of j-peppers..delicious. Making it again tonight.

Jan 16, 2007



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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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