Sweet n' Smoky Collard Greens Recipe

By Chef Rusty

  • Prep Time
    20 min
  • Cook Time
    1 hr 45 min
  • Serving Size
    10

Ingredients

  • 4 smoked turkey legs
  • 1⁄2 gallon water
  • 2 carrots, sm dice
  • 2 stalks celery, sm dice
  • 1 onion (yellow, sweet)
  • 1 Tbs garlic
  • 1 Tbs celery seed
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 3 1⁄2 lbs collards, rinsed well and chopped
  • 5 cups turkey/chicken stock
  • 3 onions, small dice
  • 3 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1⁄2 oz butter
  • 6 Tbs Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Add 4 smoked turkey legs, 1⁄2 gallon water, 2 carrots (small dice), 2 stalks celery, (small dice), 1 onion (yellow, sweet) 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon celery seed and 1 tablespoon salt to deep baking dish.
  2. Cover with foil. Cook at 375 for 1 hour.
  3. Remove legs, and pull all meat from bone. Rough chop.
  4. Strain and skim oil from stock. Set stock aside.
  5. Melt butter and oil in a large stock pot on med-high heat. Add onions and garlic.
  6. Stir 2 to 3 minutes, until onions start to caramelize.
  7. Stir in turkey.
  8. Add hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, pulled aside stock, salt and pepper.
  9. Turn heat to med and add half of the collards. Once wilted, add remaining collards.
  10. Braise greens for approximately 40 minutes, until they are soft but not mushy.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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