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Lucky New Year's Collard Greens


  • 1 large bag of chopped collard greens
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced or crushed
  • 1 ham bone or 2 ham hocks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 32 box of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt/pepper to taste


  • Fill a sink or large bowl with water and rinse and soak collard greens well. Drain.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and add butter.
  • Once butter is melted add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic cloves and cook, stirring for another minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients, including collards to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours.
  • Serve warm with a side of Hoppin' John and rice and biscuits or cornbread!


Recipe courtesy of my Uncle Mike.