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Ham & Bacon Collard Greens

According to tradition, New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come. Collard Greens are considered a lucky food, they are said to represent green “folding money,” and by eating it, you open yourself up to prosperity in the new year!


Easy | Side | Serves 6-8

Ham & Bacon Collard Greens
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 12 hickory smoked bacon slices, chopped

  • ½ pound smoked ham, chopped

  • 2 medium sweet onions, chopped

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 pound collard greens

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 4 cups chicken broth


  1. Cook bacon over medium heat in a 10-qt. stockpot for 10 to 12 minutes or until nearly crisp.

  2. Add onion to stockpot, and sauté 8 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and ham, and sauté 1 minute more.

  4. Stir in broth, collard greens, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.

  5. Cook 2 hours or until desired degree of tenderness.



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