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Southern Style Turnip Greens

Adapted from The Jackson Sun


4 to 6 servings

Adapted from The Jackson Sun

Southern style greens usually involve bacon or ham and at least an hour or so of simmering on the stovetop. These simple yet hearty turnip greens make a great side for any BBQ meal or Southern-inspired menu. Try our Southern Style Turnip Greens recipe and let us know what you think!

Serving Suggestions

Serve with vinegar, onion slices, and cornbread.


1 smoked ham hock or half a smoked ham shank (1 to 2 lb.)

3 to 4 lbs. fresh turnip greens

Juice of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp. white vinegar

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Rinse ham hock and place in a large pot with chicken broth. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for about 20 min. Meanwhile, rinse turnip greens well, roughly chop, and toss with lemon juice. Add greens and Wash Park Garlic Pepper to pot. Cover and simmer for about 45 min. or until greens are tender. Add vinegar and adjust seasoning to taste before serving.