I’ve never prepared a collard greens recipe before, but today, I woke up and decided that I was going to put my cooking skills to the test and play around my kitchen. I went to my local Walmart, picked up a few ingredients and started brainstorming.
I didn’t want to make my recipe super bland and boring, so I decided I would add in a few extra ingredients to give it a bit of juiciness. Luckily I had some sweet potatoes at home, as well as some bacon and a bit of leftover chicken stock I had prepared to make a previous recipe, so I decided to use the ingredients with my collard greens.
I didn’t think for a second that this recipe would turn out super amazing, but I was really shocked at the taste after I had finished preparing it. I even ended up making a new batch the next morning, because It was so delicious.
And so to bring you guys into my kitchen today, I decided I would show you how I prepare this awesome collard greens recipe using just a few basic ingredients.
Sweet Potatoes Collard Greens Recipe
To start off, I made sure to fry the bacon as the very first step. Initially, I thought of just combining every ingredient into one pot and allowing it to simmer. But knowing how much I love my bacon looking crispy and tender, I decided to cook it separately. It made a huge difference to the overall meal.
I chose to use sweet potato instead of Irish because I felt this meal just needed a bit of sweetness to it. Irish potato can taste very bland when combined with veggies, so choosing sweet potato made a huge difference in the flavour.
Adding curry as one of my major spices also made this meal have a bit more richness in taste. If I stuck to regular salt and pepper, I feel like the results would have turned out different. So I’m glad I threw some curry into the mix.
One thing I really liked about preparing this meal was simply the fact that I made it all in one pan. I like simplicity in my cooking, and sticking to one pan made it so much quicker and easier to prepare.
Sweet Potato Collard Greens Recipe
- 1 lb collard greens - chopped
- 1 red onion - diced
- 1 sweet potato - diced
- 6 oz bacon
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp curry
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ cup chicken stock - unsalted
- 2 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp cumin
- Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized pot on low to medium heat and throw in the chopped bacon. Allow bacon to fry for about 10 mins. Once done, set aside on a paper towel.
- On medium heat, using the same pan, add in your chopped onions and allow the onions fry until the redness starts to fade.
- Add in your spices (curry, oregano, salt, pepper, cumin) and mix.
- Throw in your chopped sweet potatoes, chicken stock, and chopped collard greens. Cover the pan for about 10 mins to steam.
- After 10 mins, mix well and cover for an additional 15-20 mins max on low heat.
- Once fully cooked, add in bacon and combine
- Serve with white rice or whatever you prefer.