Keith’s Southern Collard Greens

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons Keith Lorren's Collard Green Seasoning or more
  • 2.5 lbs chopped Collard greens
  • 2.5 lbs chopped Turnip greens
  • 1 Onion2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons minced celery
  • 1 teaspoon sugar(optional)
  • 1 Green Bell pepper
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 large smoked ham hock split
  • 1/4 lb smoked pork neck bones
  • 1/4 lb smoked pig tails
  • 1/4 lb smoked turkey wings
  • 4 strips smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with water and simmer smoked meat until water has reduced by 3/4 ( about 1 to 1.5 hours) or until tender (water should be reduced so that only about 1 inch remains).
  2. In a sauté pan render bacon in olive oil until crispy. Remove bacon from oil.
  3. In the same bacon oil, add chopped onion, celery, garlic and bell pepper to saute pan. 
  4. Sauté until vegetables are tender and translucent. Remove from heat.
  5. Add chopped collard greens to broth simmer for 10 minutes. 
  6. Add chopped Turnip Greens to Broth.
  7. Add Keith Lorren's Collard Green Seasoning, vinegars, and Scotch bonnet to broth. 
  8. Simmer greens for 15 minutes and add sauteéd vegetables and crumpled crisp bacon.
  9. Simmer until tender (45 minutes to 1 hour) or until tender.