Slow Cooked Collard Greens with Ham hock is a Southern Collard Green side dish, easily made in a slow cooker. Garlic, red pepper and optional hot sauce like mama used to make! Great holiday side dish, enjoy superfood collard greens in rich southern recipe tradition.
Course: Slow Cooker
Keyword: ham, ham hock, holiday, slow cooked collard greens
Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a separate, microwave safe bowl, add onion, garlic, oil, salt and pepper flakes and mix well.
Microwave for about 4 minutes, stirring halfway through until onions are tender.
Add to prepared slow cooker.
Add greens and broth to slow cooker and mix well.
Tuck a ham hock into the center of the greens and cover the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 9-10 hours or high for 6-7.
Remove ham and cool slightly.
Discard fat, skin and bones and set aside meat.
Add meat to slow cooker with apple cider vinegar and mix well.
Serve collard greens immediately with hot sauce.
WHAT FOODS GO GOOD WITH COLLARD GREENS?No matter how you prepare collard greens, they are just not meant to be eaten alone. The great news is there are so many different pairings that go amazing with collard greens to fill out the paper plate.