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Spicy Collard Greens Recipe
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Spicy Collard Greens

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"These greens turn out just a little spicy, a kick even the little ones love."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add collard greens, bacon (with grease), vinegar, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  3. Boil until greens are tender, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2008

So easy. I found that the moisture from rinsing the greens was ample to cook the greens. After cooking the bacon (and removing half of the grease) I placed the greens into the skillet with the other ingredients and simmered until tender. I served these on new years day with "slow cooker spicy black-eyed peas" submited by MJ46NY. A delicious combination.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2010

this was a simple recipe to make :) i will defentally use this recipe again with my frozen greens....... with a little less vinegar!


31 Ratings

Jan 24, 2011

Great recipe as written. Tonight, I had a vegetarian guest at dinner, so I made this recipe without bacon - I added 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp liquid smoke to the boiling water instead. It turned out great, and everyone was asking what gave it the great flavour. It seems like a lot of vinegar, but most of the vinegar taste burns off, leaving a nice fresh taste. Yum!

Nov 26, 2008

I used a 16oz bag of frozen turnip greens in place of the bunch of collards. The other change I made was to add 2 packets of splenda to try and counteract the bitterness frozen greens tend to have. Really really yummy. Will use this for the rest of the greens in my freezer!

Dec 29, 2003

The spice collard greens are very good and tasty. Thank you for sharing it. I will be making mine like this from now on.

May 21, 2009

I too have southern back ground and we have always put some sort of pork in with the collard's, but what make's this recipe so good and different is the chicken stock. Plain water just doesn't cut it for me any more... I used a mild hot sauce because of the pepper and it was just great. Thanks for the gift. nan

Jan 05, 2004

This is a GREAT, simple recipe! In fact, I made my New Year's greens last year using this recipe and, when I wanted to make them again this year, realized I had lost the recipe! Thankfully, I've found it and will keep it this time. As one of the true "GRITS" (Girls Raised in the South), I can honestly say this is one of the best recipes for good Southern-style greens I've found! :)

Aug 05, 2003

This was my first time making greens and I was so proud of myself because of this recipe. It took longer than 30 mins to cook but everything worked out. I used smoked hamhock instead of bacon.


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 526 mg
  • 21%

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

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