Sweet Heat Collard Greens

Sweet Heat Collard Greens

Ames Russell

Sweet Heat Collard Greens


  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 bunches collard greens, ribs and stems removed, and chopped into 1" strips
  • ½ cup AR's Hot Southern Honey
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. 
  4. Add ham hocks and vinegar. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add collard greens to pot, stirring to coat evenly.
  6. Add AR's Hot Southern Honey, stock, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook collard greens until soft and dark green, around 2 hours. 
  8. Remove ham hocks. Separate meat and discard bones and skin. Chop ham into ¼" pieces and stir into collard greens. 

Servings: 8

Adapted from a recipe by Southern Kitchen