Southern-Style Greens

Southern-Style Greens
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  • 8Servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 pounds (about 4 bunches) collard, turnip or mustard greens, stemmed and leaves chopped
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, plus more for serving


In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until almost crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the greens, vinegar, sugar, hot sauce and 2-1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, covered and stirring occasionally, until tender, about 1-1/2 hours. Transfer to a bowl and serve with more hot sauce.