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Bacon & Carrot Collard Greens

Bacon & Carrot Collard Greens

Bacon & Carrot Collard Greens

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


6 to 8 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Whether you're building a southern barbecue menu, planning for a holiday feast, or just trying to get your family to eat more veggies, don't skip this recipe. Sweet caramelized carrots and tangy balsamic vinegar complement the hearty greens...and who doesn't love bacon?

Serving Suggestions

Serve alongside your favorite barbecue proteins. Makes a great southern inspired side for a holiday meal.


6 slices bacon, diced

4 carrots, diced

1 onion, diced

3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

4 (10 oz.) packages fresh, chopped collard greens

2 cups chicken broth

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pyramid Peak Lemon Pepper

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  • Minced Garlic

    Using dehydrated, Minced Garlic seasoning can save you time for recipes that may call for fresh garlic. No need for peeling, it doesn't spoil, and ...

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  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper flakes are a must have for your kitchen pantry, and are usually found on every pizzeria table in the country to add some spice t...

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Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven (or similar pot) over medium-high heat until just crisp; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add carrots to pot with bacon drippings and cook over medium-high heat for 5 min. Add onions and cook another 5 min., or until carrots and onions soften and begin to brown. Stir in lemon pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, and vinegar and cook for 1 more min. Add reserved bacon, collard greens, and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 1 hour or until greens are tender.