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Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hocks

Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks

These creamy collard greens are made with tender cooked ham hocks. This delicious southern dish will go perfectly with any comfort food meal. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Soul Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 50 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 lbs collard greens cut and cleaned
  • 2 large ham hocks
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder


  • 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.
  • Serve.