Collard greens braised in beer provides a unique flavor and a tender texture.
Total Cost: $4.19 recipe / $0.70 serving
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
1xlg bouillon cube (makes 2 cups)$0.23
1lbchopped collard greens$1.93
1/2tspred pepper flakes$0.05
cracked black pepper to taste$0.05
Chop the onion and mince the garlic. Cook both in a large pot with olive oil over medium heat until softened.
If you are using fresh collard greens, they will need to be washed, stems removed and cut into 2 inch pieces. I used pre-washed and chopped, bagged collard greens (the fresh bunches didn’t look so hot that day).
Add the beer, bouillon cube, water, collard greens, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and black pepper to the pot. Place a lid on top and allow the pot to come to a boil.
Once the pot begins to boil, the collards will have wilted enough to give it all a stir without everything spilling out. Stir everything up good then place the lid back on top, reduce the heat to low and let simmer until the collards are to the desired tenderness (I simmered for two hours). Stir every 15 minutes or so.