Turnip Greens Three Ways

I am not a big fan of any kind of ‘greens’ but I did not grow up in the south like my husband did.  When your husband makes a request you try to please him – he liked both of these recipes.  I also added another recipe which I have not tried yet but sounds good!

Turnip Greens

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1-1/2 lbs. greens (any kind – I usually used turnip or mustard greens)
  • 1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • vinegar on the side

Saute onion in a little oil; add the greens and chicken broth.  Cook, covered, for about an hour.  I have noticed that many recipes do not cook the greens that long, but my husband liked them this way.    He also preferred them without any meat.   Just cook them to your taste.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com

Turnip Greens with Peppers

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil (or less)
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 5 lb. fresh mixed greens of your choice
  • vinegar on the side

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large pot and cook until tender.  Add the jalapeno and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Add the greens and reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cover and cook for 1 hour or until tender.  Serve warm vinegar on the side.

Comment:   You can cut this recipe in half or even 1/3’s which is what I did when I made this for Gene.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com

I recently ran across another recipe in the American Classics Cookbook which I never have made but sounds good just based on the ingredients.

Turnip Greens Southern Style

Southern Style Greens:

  • 2 lbs. greens, coarsely chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 small red onion, or 1 cup, minced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • ground black pepper

Cook the greens and 1-1/2 tsp. salt in a large saucepan of water until tender and drain.   Squeeze the greens until only droplets fall from them.

Fry the bacon until crisp.  Saute the onion in the bacon fat for 5 minutes and add the garlic and brown sugar; saute another minute or two.  Add the greens and chicken broth and cook for a few more minutes.  To finish off this dish add the cider vinegar and pepper to taste.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com

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