Wash collard greens, removing all grit. Remove and discard hard stems. Place greens together in small bunches; roll up. Cut crosswise into wide strips; set aside.
Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat to desired crispness. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 3 Tbsp. of the drippings in skillet. Set bacon aside. Add onion and garlic to drippings; cook and stir until tender.
Add greens, water, sugar, salt and crushed red pepper to skillet. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 min. to 1 hour or until greens are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon.
Once opened, wrap bacon package tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
How to Wash Collard Greens
Fill clean sink 2/3 full with cold water. Immerse greens, in batches, in water; swish greens gently to remove any grit.
Packed with flavor, these greens are a good source of both dietary fiber and calcium. As a bonus, they are also rich in both vitamins A and C.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.