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Deborah's Slow-Cooker Collard Greens


"My ex-husband was African-American and as a result of my marriage, I tasted and fell in love with soul food. I experimented for years until I came up with this recipe, it has a lot more flavor than other recipes I have tried."
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4 h 20 m servings 131 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 560 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place beef stock, diced tomatoes with green chiles, onion, ham, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, seasoned salt, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf in a slow cooker. Add collard greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens in order listed to slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low until greens are very tender, 4 to 6 hours.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Made this several times, with three changes. Instead of ham I used smoked turkey legs and instead of beef broth I used chicken broth as well as added one table spoon of green seasoning. However,...

Everyone LOVED this! Will make again and again! Thank you!

This recipe made my 1st experience cooking greens very positive. A co-worker's neighbor leaves produce on her front porch regularly. When it's too much or she has no time to cook it, it passes...

This is a great recipe. Spicy collard greens. I rely on to help me cook in the kitchen. I'm am pleased. Simple instructions easy to follow. Thanks again for your recipe. I made t...

All I had was mustard greens, so I left out the other greens. Instead of the ham, I tossed a ham hock in the crock prior to adding the greens. I forgot to add the bay leaf, but I don't think i...

This is a wonderful recipe. I've tried several recipes for collard greens from this site and this one is by far the best. The only change I made was to use 2 bags of the pre-washed 'southern gre...

I love this recipe. I name it whenever I make greens. Very easy to make.

Awesome! my southern raised hubby said these are the best greens he's had. I thought they were spicy so ,you next batch I changed out Rotel for mild version and kept red pepper flakes the same.

This is the best tasting green mix iv ever had! Seem like it took forever. I'll start earlier next time. Thinks about adding Canelli beans to it. Thanks for sharing your receipe!??