Collard Greens and Turnips


This is a southern comfort food classic!

photo 5 (6)collard greens

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 hours on low for best results

Total time: 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 2-3 bundles of collard greens
  • 2 large turnips
  • 3-4 red chilies or crushed red pepper
  • 5 strips of bacon or salt pork
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 5 cups of water


Pick greens from stems and wash thoroughly in a bowl. I like for them to sit in water soaking for a good 5 minutes. Then slice turnips and set aside.In a pot place salt pork or bacon, water, salt and pepper and crush red pepper. Add greens. Cover.

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Once you have added the greens, allow 1 hour of cook time before adding the sliced turnips.

photo 3 (8)Cook covered on low for 4 hours (at least) Add water if needed but make sure not to drown the greens in water. At most add 1 cup of water at a time every hour. Once your greens are finished, and tender, eat and enjoy!

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