Collard Greens

23 Nov

I love collard greens and generally find them prepared around here with smoked turkey but I enjoy them prepared with pork as well. I had a big family Thanksgiving dinner last year and some of the attendees are vegetarians (and vegan), so I tried my hand at all veg greens. And you know what? They turned out fab! Just as good if not better than those I’m used to.

Time: 10min prep, 45+min cook        Serves: 4-6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lb collard greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (more or less to taste)

How to make it

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Saute the onions until softened, about 2 minutes. Then add the red pepper flakes and garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add collard greens and stir. Cook another minute.
  • Add vegetable stock, cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Let cook for about 35 minutes before you stir in the liquid smoke, smoked paprika, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Cover again and cook for another 10-25 minutes, or until tender.
  • Season will salt and pepper and add more red pepper, vinegar, smoke, and/or paprika to your taste.

2 Responses to “Collard Greens”

  1. Brandon March 21, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Mmmmmmm! Those look delicious. 🙏👍😎


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