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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 49.6
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.2 mg
  • Sodium: 366.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Neo-Soul Slow-Cooker Collard Greens

Submitted by: D710DANCE
Neo-Soul Slow-Cooker Collard Greens

Introduction

A low-fat, lower-sodium twist on an old family favorite. A low-fat, lower-sodium twist on an old family favorite.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    6 ounces turkey meat (such as turkey necks)
    2 pounds chopped collard greens
    1/2 large onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
    1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/2 cup water
    3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Seasonings to taste: garlic powder, onion powder, Mrs. Dash, black pepper, chili powder (my secret ingredient!), or crushed red pepper flakes

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Directions

Place the turkey meat in the bottom of a slow cooker.

Next add the collards and onions.

Add the chicken broth and water, place the lid on the slow cooker and set the time (I set my slow cooker on high for 6 hours. Note: Cooking times may vary based on the type of cooker used.)

Once the collards have cooked down a little (approximately 45 minutes)-- add the sugar, cider vinegar, olive oil, salt (optional) and remaining seasonings (to taste), then stir.
Cook until the collards have reached your desired texture.

Yields approximately 12v(1/2-cup) Servings








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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband loves collards, but since his blood pressure problems, i wouldn't dream of cooking them with a hamhock. We both were skeptical but even though they were DIFFERENT they were soooooo GOOD!!! - 2/17/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YES! thank you for a healthy alternative to adding a hamhock; the comments also helped me decide to use turkey-ham, so I can get some of the original flavor and still have good nutrition. I LOVE that someone already hinted to use high for 2 hrs and low overnight; yay! - 10/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I never expected what I got. Being from New Orleans, collards are everyday fare with ham hock and pickle pork. This was excellent with the smoked Turkey necks. Thanks so much, I had decided that I would never enjoy collards again and you saved the day. - 4/27/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Instead of sugar, I mix kale or collard greens with beet greens. Also, I needed to blanche the greens to fit in my crockpot, so I cut the chicken broth (having browned the onion and garlic in bacon) and used half the blanching liquid in the crock. Great pot likker! - 12/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've never made greens without supervision,and I was desperate so I searched the Net and LOW-AND-BEHOLD found this recipe.I tried it on my immediate family and we all tasted it at the same time.I knew they were good because I could smell them after about 2 hours.
    THESE ARE TRULY A GOD-SEND. - 9/21/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We cut up chunks of a 2 lb. Jennie-o turkey-ham to get the ham flavor. Collards were not a part of our regular menu until we discovered how rich they are in iron and other nutrients. - 7/7/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent... First time cooking collard greens in a crockpot... - 5/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I love collards but have never cooked them myself till now. This was very easy...will be making them more often now. Seasonings were just right..... - 3/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I didn't have any turkey necks available so I used Turkey Kielbasa and also fronzen cut collard greens. Nice sweet and tart taste. One way for me to get my veggies in! - 2/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful!! First time cooking collards in the crockpot. Cooked on High first 2 hours, then set it to Low while I went to bed last night (about 6 hours). I will be cooking my collards like this from now on. - 12/7/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love collard greens - I eat them about 3 times a week. I haven't made them with meat but do use some rice, an onion, and vegetable or chicken broth. thanks! - 11/28/08

    Reply from D710DANCE (11/29/08)
    Thank you for the comment. I'll have to try them with rice. Do you use brown rice?


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, the family enjoyed them on Thanksgiving Day!
    - 11/27/08

    Reply from D710DANCE (11/29/08)
    Thanks Mama, that means a lot coming from you!


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  • So delish! I added a little liquid smoke at the end for a little extra flavor. Also subbed some roasted chicken for the turkey leg (it's what I had on hand) and the flavor is amazing. - 7/12/13

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  • Very good! I mixed the collard greens with kale. - 6/30/13

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  • i (now) eat a vegan diet and collard greens have always been a fave so i quickly learned how to tweak it to get them just as good as before...no hamhock or any meat ofc, veggie broth instead of chicken broth and i add about a TB of liquid smoke for the smoked flavor/aroma...STILL so good! - 11/17/12

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  • For those of you who prefer the ham hocks, do this: Cook your ham hocks the day before. Cook, remove any meat from the bones and discard any fat. Cool and chill the broth. The fat will congeal and you can remove it. Combine the meat and broth and you are ready to use with your collards. - 11/8/12

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  • Very good will make again. - 11/7/12

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  • made collards for the first time. I really liked it. - 4/1/12

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  • FYI Goya sells a ham flavored bullion. Plan to try this tonight with turkey bacon bits instead of necks and the ham bullion instead of chicken broth. - 3/15/12

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  • Wow, thanks for sharing, I got a bag of prewashed and cut greens, rinsed them and followed the recipe, Simple and Delicious!!!!! - 2/26/12

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  • Very good. Left turkey out. - 1/30/12

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  • New Years Collards are now done! Used the turkey necks also. Thanks so much, love this recipe! - 1/1/12

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  • This is an easy and delicious recipe. - 1/15/11

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  • Child Please! These where so delicious I found myself picking at them cold the next morning. Wanted to test this out for a possible side dish for Thanksgiving this year. Its a hit and will be served much more often than Thanksgiving! - 11/8/10

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  • Pretty good I don't use the sugar or the salt. - 8/21/10

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