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Collard Greens

Crock-Pot Collard Greens and Ham Hocks

Tender collard greens and smoked ham hocks cooked in the slow cooker. The smokiness from the ham hocks is infused through the collard greens and it's cooked low and slow for tender, flavorful greens with a fraction of the effort!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Slow Cooker, Soul Food
Keyword Collard Greens and Ham Hocks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 lbs collard greens washed & cut
  • 2 large smoked ham hocks
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups water


  • Place the ham hocks, onions, garlic, and peppers into the slow cooker, then turn pour in 8 cups of water.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker, then set on high for 6 hours.
  • After 4 hours the ham hocks should be tender and falling off of the bone.
  • Start adding in the collard greens.
  • Sprinkle in the salt & pepper, then add in the apple cider vinegar.
  • Give everything a stir, then let cook for two more hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!



I used 6 quart Crock-Pot, and was able to fit everything.