Slow Cooker Southern Greens…A Fresh In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil


  • 1 bunch fresh greens (mustard, collard, turnip or kale)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons  vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon  brown sugar
  • 1⁄2teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1⁄4cup  water
  • 1/2 pound of meat for seasoning (I prefer saving and using my ham bones, but a ham hock or even a smoked piece of turkey would be fine… alternatively, 1-2 beef bouillon cubes would suffice)


  1. Wash greens and cut out thick stems. Stack greens in a pile, then roll up like a cigar, and then slice.
  2. Place sliced greens into crockpot with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours or until greens are tender.

Enjoy!                                                                        Proverbs 30:5

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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Photo credit toMama Peggy Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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