Southern-Style Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks Recipe

Southern-Style Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This delicious collard greens recipe by PhillyBoyJayCooKingShow on YouTube is a staple food in every Southern household especially for Thanksgiving. But, it you don’t have to wait for special occassin to arrive just to have a taste of this mouth-watering dish because you can make this even on an oridanry day. You can also fee your whole family with this recipe, so try it out now, and you won’t regret it for sure!



  • Collard greens
  • 3 slices of ham hocks
  • Bacon strips
  • Salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Chicken or beef broth or water
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Garlic powder
  • Seasoning salt
  • Black pepper
  • White or brown sugar
  • Crushed red peppers, optional
  • You can adjust the seasonings according to taste


Step 1

Make sure to rinse the ham hocks well, then place a pot on a stove over medium heat, fill it with cool water, and add the rinsed ham hocks. Cover with a lid, then let it boil for about 2 hours or until tender. While that’s boiling, prepare the collard greens by washing and scrubbing them well, then fold it in half to expose the stem, and cut it off.Keep about a cup of stem chopped into smaller bite-sizd pieces, then discard the rest. Stack some leaves togethern, then roll them over, and start cutting into small pieces .

In a large mixing bowl, mix together a few tablespoons of salt and a few tablespoons or about ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar, then place the chopped leaves and stems, fill it with water, press and squeeze, and let soak for about 1 hours as you wait for the ham hocks to cook. Chop the onions, red bell peppers, and about 4 to 5 strips of bacon into small pieces. Go back to the collard after an hour, then scrub them to each other, squeeze, and drain off the dirty water. Give it one final rinse to make sure that all of the bugs, pesticide, and mud are completely gone.

Easy To Make Southern-Style Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks
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Step 2

Once the ham hocks are ready, remove them from the water, then remove most of the meat from the bone, and cut into smaller pieces. Place a large pot on a stoveover medium to medium-high heat, then add about 3 tablespoons of oil, and add the bacon, onions, bell peppers, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. Give them a good stir, then add the ham hocks including the bones, and stir them together. Let them cook for about 10 minutes, then add some collard greens, and let them wilt and shrink before adding more. Stir them together until wel combined, then let them cook for 3 more minutes or until wilted and glossy, and then reduce the heat to low.

Now, pour about 5 to 6 cups of chicken or beef broth, or water with about 6 bouillon cubes, then stir them well before adding 2 more bouillon cubes, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt, 1 tablespoon of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of white or brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and 1 teasponn of crushed red peppers (this is optional). Cover the pot with a lid, then let it simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes or until tender. Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Southern-Style Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks
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Southern-Style Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks Recipe

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