Boozy Braised Collard Greens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 large bundles collard greens, well-washed

4 slices bacon, chopped

1/2 onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic, smashed

1/2 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup bourbon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Remove stems from greens and discard. Roll up like a cigar and slice into ribbons.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add bacon, onion, and garlic. Render bacon until crisp and the onion is tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar, broth, and bourbon. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and stir in the collard greens in batches. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours until tender and soft.