Flavors of Fall | Classic Southern Collard Greens

Flavors of Fall | Classic Southern Collard Greens

Enjoy this delicious Fall recipe!

Classic Southern Collard Greens


  • 2 bunches fresh collards

  • 6 strips of bacon, diced

  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced

  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ham bone


  1. Remove the tougher, woody stalks from the collard leaves. Smaller stems are okay. Wash the leaves and cut them into half-inch-wide strips. You can roll them into cigars to speed this up.
  2. Put the bacon in a stock pot on high heat to render its grease, 3 or so minutes. Add the onion and cook until translucent but not brown, about 5 minutes more. Add the collards and cover with cool water. Add the red pepper, salt, and the ham bone.
  3. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes then reduce to simmer and cook for at least 2 hours. Taste for salt.

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