The magical slow cooker
Prepare this easy Slow Cooker Collard Greens recipe for a delicious side. These collards have a smoky ham flavor and a great broth!
Prep Time: 20 Min
– 8 cups collard greens – 2 ham hocks or shanks – 12 oz. package bacon – 3 Tbsp. bacon drippings – 1 Tbsp. brown sugar – 3 cups chicken broth – 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar – 1/4 tsp. salt
Cook Time: 4 HRS
Add the collard greens to the slow cooker. Add the ham hocks or shanks on top of the greens. Add the cooked bacon, bacon drippings, brown sugar, chicken broth.
Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours or until tender. Try to keep the lid on the entire cooking time or they won't tenderize.
Remove the ham hocks or shanks and shred any meat. Add the meat to the greens and stir. Serve with the broth and your other favorite southern dishes.