Bacon & Bourbon Collards (Southern Living)

Bacon & Bourbon Collards (Southern Living)

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4

    thick bacon slices

  • 3

    T. butter

  • 1

    large sweet onion, diced

  • 1

    (12 oz.) bottle ale beer

  • ½

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • ½

    cup bourbon

  • 1

    t. dried crushed red pepper

  • 6

    lbs. fresh collard greens, trimmed and chopped

  • ½

    cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1

    t. salt

  • ½

    t. pepper

Directions

Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4 inch strips. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; add bacon, and cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Saute onion in hot drippings until tender. Stir in bacon, ale, and next 3 ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until mixture is reduced by 1/4th. Add collards in batches, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until wilted. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and cook 1 hour or until desired doneness. Stir in salt and pepper.


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