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Southern Cooked Greens
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Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
1/2 lb chopped bacon
3 C chopped yellow onions
Freshly ground pepper
12 C firmly packed lt brn sugar
2T minced shallots
1 T minced garlic
6 C water
1/4 C rice wine vinegar
6 lb asst greens, such as mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, kale and spinach, washed and stemmed.
In a large pot, saute the bacon until slightly crisp. Add the onions and season with salt, pepper and cayenne peeper. Cook 6 to 7 minutes, until the onions are wilted and golden. Add the brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the shallots and garlic Cook for 2 minutes. Add the water and vinegar and mix well. Begin adding the greens a third at a time, pressing them down as they begin to wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until the greens are soft, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve hot.
Yield: 8 servings
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