Tender collard greens, with slow cooked falling off the bone tender ham hocks…
It’s no secret that I love greens. I have many green recipes available here on my blog. I’ve use many smoked meats to season the greens. I’ve shared my smoked turkey and collard, and even a recipe with salt pork. This is actually my first time sharing my greens and ham hocks recipe.
I love ham hocks, but I don’t like cooking them the traditional way which os on the stove top, because that takes too long. I personally like my ham hocks to be extremely tender. Over the years, I’ve been using my CrockPot to cook my ham hocks. Using a slow cooker for ham hocks, is a fool proof method. You simply can not mess up! As long as you have ham hocks, water, and a slow cooker- you will be fine! The ham hocks ALWAYS come out tender, and they form a broth in the slow cooker. You can reserve the broth for the greens instead of using an additional broth!
Check out my recipe below!
Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks
- Place the two ham hocks into the slow cooker, and pour in the water. Cook the ham hocks in the slow cooker on HIGH for 4 hours.
- After the ham hocks are cooked, transfer them AND the liquid from the slow cooker to a large pot.
- Place the large pot on the stove top and turn the heat to medium high.
- Add in the onions and jalapeno peppers, then stir.
- Turn the heat down to medium, then start to add in you greens.
- Cook the greens over medium heat for 40 minutes or until they get to your tender preference.