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Bacon & Bourbon Collards (Southern Living) Recipe - (4/5) image

Provided by TMaloy

Number Of Ingredients 11

4 thick bacon slices
3 T. butter
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 (12 oz.) bottle ale beer
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon
1 t. dried crushed red pepper
6 lbs. fresh collard greens, trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper


  • 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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