According to tradition, New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come. Collard Greens are considered a lucky food, they are said to represent green “folding money,” and by eating it, you open yourself up to prosperity in the new year!
Easy | Side | Serves 6-8
Ham & Bacon Collard Greens
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
12 hickory smoked bacon slices, chopped
½ pound smoked ham, chopped
2 medium sweet onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound collard greens
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups chicken broth
Cook bacon over medium heat in a 10-qt. stockpot for 10 to 12 minutes or until nearly crisp.
Add onion to stockpot, and sauté 8 minutes.
Add garlic and ham, and sauté 1 minute more.
Stir in broth, collard greens, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Cook 2 hours or until desired degree of tenderness.