Southern-Style Greens



Southern-Style Greens

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern-Style Greens
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  • 3½ to 4 pounds collard turnip or mustard greens (or a mixture)
  • ½ pound lean salt pork or smoked ham hock
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 beef boullion cubes
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Salt and pepper


  • Wash greens repeatedly until all grit is removed–it will take a lot of washing. Drain. Remove and discard large stems. Combine pork, sugar, bouillon cubes, water and margarine in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 5 to 10 minutes. Add greens. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until greens are tender.