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Smoky Greens

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Smoky Greens


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 16-ounce bag “cut and cleaned” mixed greens, mustard, turnip or collard greens
  • 2 cups water, or low-sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring, available in small bottles in the BBQ section of most supermarkets
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste (optional)


Step 1
Heat olive oil in large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes, stirring often.
Step 2
Add chopped greens and 2 cups of water or broth. Add the brown sugar, molasses, and liquid smoke and stir well to blend.
Step 3
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Continue to simmer for about 25 minutes, or until greens are tender.

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