Spicy Mustard Greens with Bacon

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    Mustard greens are cooked with bacon and vinegar, and spiced with cayenne. You could also try this recipe using Swiss chard.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 6 rashers bacon
    • 1 bunch mustard greens, rinsed and trimmed
    • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • cayenne pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add greens, bacon (with dripping), vinegar, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
    3. Boil until greens are tender, about 30 minutes.
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    So easy. I found that the moisture from rinsing the greens was ample to cook the greens. After cooking the bacon (and removing half of the grease) I placed the greens into the skillet with the other ingredients and simmered until tender. I served these on new years day with "slow cooker spicy black-eyed peas" submited by MJ46NY. A delicious combination.  -  06 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    15

    Great recipe as written. Tonight, I had a vegetarian guest at dinner, so I made this recipe without bacon - I added 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp liquid smoke to the boiling water instead. It turned out great, and everyone was asking what gave it the great flavour. It seems like a lot of vinegar, but most of the vinegar taste burns off, leaving a nice fresh taste. Yum!  -  19 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    11

    I used a 16oz bag of frozen turnip greens in place of the bunch of collards. The other change I made was to add 2 packets of splenda to try and counteract the bitterness frozen greens tend to have. Really really yummy. Will use this for the rest of the greens in my freezer!  -  26 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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