Updated: Jul 27
Before I made my first batch of greens, I always thought that it would be an extremely hard side dish to make. This recipe is beginner friendly and super easy, I promise you’ll be asked more than once to make the greens. Ok now let’s get into this recipe.
Cutting and Rinsing the greens
Now this part is really important, I do not like the stems of the greens, if you don’t mind them
Skip this step, to remove the stem, fold a leaf in half and simply pull the leaf up and off of the stem. The easiest way for me to cut my greens is to grab a few leaves, roll them up and then start cutting. Put 2 big mixing bowls in the sink, in one bowl put the cut up greens in, and add either salt or baking soda to remove the dirt and anything else that may be on them. Work your hands in the greens to make sure you’re getting off all dirt, pour the water out and put the greens in the other bowl; repeat the cleaning part about 5 times or more if needed.
Add your smoked meat in a pot, along with 8 cups of low sodium chicken broth. Let this boil on a slow rolling boil for 45 minutes to an hour. Once the meat is done let it cool and then take the meat off of the bone and put it to the side.
Add all of your greens to the pot with the chicken broth, along with the onion, garlic, smoked meat, onion powder, garlic powder and chicken bouillon.
Lower the heat to a simmer and cook greens for 45, add in your apple cider vinegar or sugar this will help cut the acidic taste of the greens.Then add in your Cajun seasoning OR seasoning salt, taste the broth to make sure it’s seasoned to your liking.
Cover and continue to cook for up to another hour, stir frequently. Once greens are tender; it’s time to eat!
3 bunches of greens
8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 small yellow or white onion diced
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 lb. Of smoked Turkey necks
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
OR 1 tablespoon of sugar NOT BOTH, ONE OR THE OTHER
Season salt and or Cajun seasoning to your liking
Crushed red pepper to your liking