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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 caramalized 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

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pyramid Peak Lemon Pepper

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  • Minced Garlic

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  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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  • Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth Concentrate

    Use for soup stock, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, sauces, and more. This chicken broth concentrate is all-natural and gluten-free. Shake well befo...

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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.