Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Slow Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
- 4 pounds hearty greens (such as turnip, mustard and dandelion)
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 4 ounces hickory-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
- Salt and pepper
- Fill a large pot half full with water and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, trim the greens and rinse well in cold water.
- Working in 3 batches, cook the greens in the boiling water until just wilted, about 1 minute per batch. Using tongs, transfer the cooked greens to a colander. Press on the greens to drain excess water (do not squeeze) coarsely chop and set aside.
- Sprinkle the onion and bacon in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Add the chopped greens; season lightly with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high until the greens are very tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Season before serving.