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Braised Collard Greens

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:1 Hours

Nutritional Information

This southern favorite uses ham hocks to give the recipe added flavor and depth.


  • vegetable oil, for oiling skillet
  • 4 ham hocks
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds collard greens, stems and ribs discarded, leaves cut into 1-inch ribbons
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • 1. Preheat your EGG to 350 using indirect heat.
  • 2. In a large cast iron dutch oven, heat a small amount of vegetable oil. Add the ham hocks and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the collard greens and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock. Cook, stirring, until the collards are tender, about 5 minutes longer.
  • 3. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender. Add the cider vinegar, and the butter and simmer for 10 more minutes; serve warm.

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