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Spicy Collard Greens

Spicy Collard Greens

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 pound collard greens washed and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced (approximately 2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper depending on your heat tolerance


  • In a large high-sided saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. 
  • Cook the bacon in the pan until golden brown. Remove the bacon and chop it up/crumble it, then place it back in the pan. 
  • Add the yellow onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is translucent. 
  • Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring often, for 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
  • Add the collard greens and continue to cook, stirring often, until the greens are wilted (approximately 3 to 4 minutes). 
  • Add the chicken broth, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir to combine, then reduce the heat to low and cover.
  • Simmer the collard greens, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes, then remove from the heat. 
  • Stir once more, then test taste the collard greens. Add more salt, black pepper, or crushed red pepper to taste. Serve.