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Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot collard greens recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 80 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 Meaty Smoked Ham Hocks, or smoked turkey wings, legs, necks
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 lb Collard Greens, chopped
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, optional
  • 5-6 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1-2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar*


  • Hot Sauce


  1. Add the ham hocks, onion, garlic, collards, seasoned salt, red pepper flakes, and broth to a 6 qt or larger slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours, or High for 5-6 hours, stirring once halfway through, and again an hour before serving.

  3. Remove the ham hock (or other meat) and remove the meat from the bone. Then add the meat back in to the slow cooker. Stir.

  4. Add the ACV and sugar. Stir, then taste and adjust salt or other seasoning.

  5. Serve with some hot sauce, and corn bread or biscuits to sop up the pot likker (liquor).

Recipe Notes

*The greens can sometimes be a little bitter. Sugar helps with this, as does a little salt and/or lemon juice.