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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
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 35 minutes 5 servings 1 C


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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