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Southern Style Greens

Southern Style GreensSimply said, a side dish of tender-cooked greens, seasoned with bacon, garlic, red pepper flakes, sugar and cider vinegar, is Southern comfort food at its best.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or as desired)
1 (16-ounce) bag pre-cut and washed mixed greens (such as mustard, collard and/or turnip greens)
32 ounces (4 cups) canned or boxed chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add bacon. Stir and cook until bacon is crisp and remove.
  2. Return pot and bacon fat to heat and adjust heat to low. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Then add red pepper flakes and cook one more minute.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a low simmer. Loosely cover and cook until greens are tender. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, and garnish with crisp bacon.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Honeysuckle White, a division of Cargill, Incorporated. Used with permission.