Pressure Cooker Collard Greens
Collard greens are such a healthy and fiber-filled side dish that goes great with barbecue and other tasty southern fares. Rather than use white cane sugar, a little bit of organic apple juice for some natural sweetness creates a good balance with the tanginess of the apple cider vinegar.
Our favorite part of this recipe (other than eating it) happens to be the fact that a pressure cooker makes this a breeze to cook. Collard greens are tough in general and need a long stew in order to become tender and palatable. Pressure cooking creates a set it and forget it a dish that will be done before you know it.
Make sure you use organic collards since leafy greens often have pesticides clinging to them.
- 4 cups organic collard greens
- 2 strips organic nitrate-free bacon, chopped
- ¼ organic white onion, chopped
- 2 organic garlic cloves, minced
- 1 organic bay leaf
- 1 cup organic free-range chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons organic apple juice
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Organic hot sauce optional
- Place all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and set it to stew, for at least one hour.
- Serve hot. It can be frozen in individual portions.