Country-style collard greens

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Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 50–55 minutes.



Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add greens, chicken broth, brown sugar, liquid smoke flavoring, and red pepper flakes. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer 30 minutes, or until greens are tender; stir periodically. Remove lid from pan and continue cooking until most of liquid evaporates (about 15–20 minutes more).

Yield: 2 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 88, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 550 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.