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Collard Greens with Ham and Smoked Hock Recipe

Jaden Hair
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 220 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped smoked ham
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 bunches of collards about 2 pounds or two 16oz bags chopped collards
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Thoroughly clean each collard leaf, removing the tough stem and rib. Tear each leaf in half.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add in the tomatoes, ham hocks and ham. Pour in the water and apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer. Add in the collards, tamping down with a wooden spoon to get all of the greens in the pot. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Season wtih 2 teaspoons of kosher or sea salt (use 1 teaspoons table salt) and black pepper. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. I used about 3 teaspoons of kosher salt. Don't be shy with the salt - remember, this recipe serves 8!


Sodium: 535mgCalcium: 286mgVitamin C: 46mgVitamin A: 5948IUSugar: 2gFiber: 5gPotassium: 546mgCholesterol: 51mgCalories: 220kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 13gProtein: 18gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 2mg
Keyword collard greens, soul food
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