Quick Southern-Style Collard Greens

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Weight Watchers Recipe
4.5 Stars
Ratings (149)
2PointsPlus Value
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 21 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 4
Collard greens usually simmer in water for an hour. We dramatically reduced the time by removing the tough center stem and cutting the greens into thin strips.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it begins to sizzle and release some of its fat, about 1 minute.

  • Add onions to pot; stir and cover for 30 seconds. Decrease heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until onions are light golden, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add collard greens to pot and increase heat to high; cook, stirring, until greens wilt, about 2 minutes.

  • Add water and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until greens are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, salt and hot sauce. Serve extra hot pepper sauce on the side if desired. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

Notes

  • For optimal flavor and texture, select bunches of collard greens with smaller leaves — they're younger and more tender.

 

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