Southern Style Collard Greens With Ham Hock

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This is a delicious low carb side dish I grew up with, though I never thought of it in low carb terms back then. All the healthy vitamins in greens, a little bit of protein, and great healthy fat to really ramp up the flavor.

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✅Southern Style Collard Greens
Yields: 12 servings; ~1/2 per serving
Total Carbs: 5.5g
Net Carbs: 2.4g
Nutrition: 58 Calories/5g Protein/2g Fat/5.5g Carbs/3.1g Fiber

8 Slices thick bacon
¼ C Onion, diced
16 oz. Collard greens, washed and chopped into 1” size pieces
*1 Smoked ham hock
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Black pepper
¼ tsp. Red pepper flakes
4 C Water, chicken or vegetable broth

🔔If you do not have a ham hock, you can use ½ C of diced ham.

1. Cook bacon slices over medium heat until slightly browned and chewy (not crispy). Slice cooked slices into 1” size pieces and place in bottom of crockpot along with rendered fat from cooking.
2. Next add the onions, collard greens, ham hock (slightly buried in the greens), salt, black and red peppers, and water to the crockpot. Make sure liquid slightly covers the greens. If not then you will want to stir the ingredients about half way through the cooking. Heat on low for 6 ½ hours.
3. Remove ham hock from crockpot after cooking; remove skin and use a fork to shred. Stir meat back into the crockpot and serve immediately.

🔔Nutrition information varies based on brands used. Always check nutrition labels and ingredients.