Slow Cooked Collard Greens

Slow Cooked Collard Greens

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Do you need some comfort food that’s packed with flavor and won’t take too much time to make? Look no further than slow cooked collard greens. This classic soul food dish is sure to delight anyone looking for a delectable treat, and the best part is it doesn’t require any fancy cooking skills!

All you need are a few simple ingredients, your favorite slow cooker, and some patience while this traditional recipe simmers away. So whether you’re just getting started in the kitchen or an experienced home cook looking for something new, these slow cooked collard greens will tantalize your taste buds without taking up all of your time.

Slow Cooked Collard Greens

Slow Cooked Collard Greens


  • 2 large bunches collard greens
  • 2 bunches mustard greens
  • 1 smoked turkey leg (cut into pieces), or ham hock
  • Optional: 1 package bacon, cooked and chopped into pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 t. Brown sugar
  • Dash of soy sauce
  • 1 t. Crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ t. peppercorns


    Slow Cooked Collard Greens

    1. Wash greens well, remove ribs and stems from collards (discard them). Tear or cut the greens into smaller pieces

    2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir them up.

    3. Cook on low 8-10 hours or until tender, or on high for 4-6.

    4. If you used a cut up turkey leg, your greens are ready now.

    5. If you used a ham hock, remove it and shred the meat, and add it back to the greens and stir.

    6. Serve with broth from the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooked Collard Greens

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