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  • Smothered Greens

These healthy greens get their rich flavor from smoked turkey, instead of fatback.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


  • 3 C water

  • ¼ lb smoked turkey breast, skinless

  • 1 Tbsp fresh hot pepper, chopped

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ tsp dried thyme

  • 1 scallion, chopped

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ C chopped onion

  • 2 lb greens (mustard, turnip, collard, kale, or mixture)

calories 80
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 378 mg
Total fiber 4 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrates 9 g
Potassium 472 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Place all ingredients except greens into a large saucepan, and bring to boil.

  • 2
    Prepare greens by washing thoroughly and removing stems. Tear or slice leaves into bite-sized pieces.

  • 3
    Add greens to turkey stock. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until tender.

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