Traeger Braised Collard Greens and Bacon

Braised Collard GreensAn essential part of a traditional Southern feast, these collard greens are smoked before adding in Traegered bacon, ham, and all the fixings.

Ingredients:

Main

3 Pound fresh collard greens, washed and trimmed
12 Slices smoked bacon, finely chopped
2 Medium sweet onions, finely chopped
3/4 Pound smoked ham, chopped
6 Clove garlic, finely chopped
3 (32 oz) container chicken broth
1/3 Cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Pepper

Steps:

  1. When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 165℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  2. Smoke the collard greens for 10 minutes. Take collard greens off the grill and increase temperature to 375℉.
  3. Place Dutch oven on the grill to preheat, about 15 minutes.
  4. In the preheated Dutch oven, cook bacon until almost crisp. Add onions, and sauté for 8 minutes. Add ham and garlic, and sauté 1 more minute.
  5. Stir in collard greens, broth and remaining ingredients. Cook for 2-1/2 hours or until desired tenderness.
  6. Serve hot, enjoy!

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