Collards - Slow Cooker Collard Greens with Ham
Slow Cooker Collard Greens
These collards are actually cooked on the stove however, the broth used for cooking them is made in the slow cooker.
2 Bunches of Collard Greens, Trimmed and Chopped
2 Ham Hocks or 1 Leftover Ham Bone
2 (10.5 oz.) Cans Lower Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Tbsp White Vinegar
Black Pepper to Taste
3 Cups of Water
Place ham hocks or bone in slow cooker along with broth, water, vinegar and black pepper. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove ham hocks or bone from slow cooker and remove any meat from the bones. Pour liquid from slow cooker into large saucepan or stock pot. Add collard greens and meat. Bring to a boil and continue boiling, stirring occasionally. Cook for one hour or until most of the liquid has evaporated and greens are tender.
Cooking bones for an extended period of time in liquid with a little vinegar, extracts calcium and fortifies the broth.