Collard Greens with Ham Hocks


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 (32 fluid ounce) containers chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 hocks smoked ham hocks
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bunches collard greens – rinsed, trimmed, and chopped
  • 6 slices chopped cooked bacon
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and saute until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.


  • Step 2

    Add chicken stock, water, ham hocks, vinegar, and peppercorns to the pot. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Strain solids out of the pot and increase heat to high. Add collards and return to a boil. Add bacon and reduce heat to a simmer. Continue to simmer until greens are tender, about 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Ladle collards into bowls with a little stock and serve.

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