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Recipe

Bernard's Southern Cooked Greens

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 6 ounce thick slab bacon, chopped (about 5 slices)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 12-ounce bottle beer
  • Tabasco
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • 16 cups loosely-packed washed greens (such as kale, collard, mustard and beet)

Directions

  • In a large heavy pot sweat ham hock and bacon in oil over medium-low heat until bacon begins to render some fat. Add onions and garlic and saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in beer and season with Tabasco, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil and stir in greens, a large handful at a time. When all greens are added, reduce heat to simmering, cover and cook until greens are very tender, about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.