Monday, November 28, 2011

Southern style Greens

I have so been wanting know the southern style with smoked meat of some kind.... I bought some in a can and all I can say was YUCK :(  ...tried to find them in a local restaurant and none... guess since I live in Michigan and not in the south I am kinda outta luck... I tried several times to get this recipe right....threw away both batches but not this time :) Yeah...

Even my husband who does not like greens ate a bowl saying these didn't taste like the other ones that I tried.  They are actually good :)  which warmed my heart ....

You can use any kind of greens, I just bought the pre-washed combination of mustard, turnip and collard greens in the bagged green section (where you buy precut spinach, or lettuce) section of the grocery store.  Or you can just buy a couple of bunches of regular greens wash them well, take out the center rib cause it's tough and cut them up.  I also bought smoked neck bones, but smoked turkey wings or legs would work, or smoked ham hocks, or bacon.. as always use what you like. Serve with cornbread and your favorite meat....  Enjoy

Southern style greens

1 package of washed mixed greens (Collard, turnip & mustard)
1 onion, chopped
1 package smoked pork neckbones
4 beef bouillon cubes
2 T. sugar
Pinch of salt & pepper
Splash of worchester sauce
seasonings (couple of pinches of red pepper flakes, garlic & onion powder)
Water to cover the greens

Can serve with hot sauce or vinegar or extra red pepper flakes at the table. 

In large pan with lid, place all of the ingredients mixing well.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover then reduce heat and simmer on low for around 4 hours until the greens & meat are tender.  I use a slotted spoon to remove the greens adding a little of the meat to each bowl.  Enjoy


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you.....I am saving this one!!

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