Sweet and Sour Greens Recipe

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh collard greens, tough stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces
  1. Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Transfer bacon pieces into a bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  2. Stir water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper into the bacon drippings until the sugar has dissolved; bring the mixture to a boil. Place collards into the boiling mixture, and stir to mix well. Cover the Dutch oven, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the greens are tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drizzle in a little more water or vinegar if greens become too dry.
  3. Spoon greens into a serving dish, and sprinkle with the cooked bacon pieces.