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Southern Style Creamed Collards

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh collard greens
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbl butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Field Day Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 cup Dwight Miller Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Béchamel Sauce

Recipe

1. Rinse collard greens. Trim and discard thick stems from bottom of collard green leaves and coarsely chop leaves.

2. Cook bacon, in batches, in an 8-qt. stock pot over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in stock pot.

3. Add butter and onions to hot drippings in skillet. Sauté onion 8 minutes or until tender. Add collards, in batches, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until wilted. Stir in vegetable or chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and 3/4 of the bacon.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or to the desired degree of tenderness.

4. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid. While collards are cooking, make the Béchamel Sauce. Stir Béchamel Sauce into drained collard mixture. Stir in reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, to desired consistency. Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with reserved bacon.

Adapted from Southern Living

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