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Southern-Style Turnip Greens

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Southern-Style Turnip Greens
A Southern-style turnip green recipe with salt pork.


  • 4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
  • 1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • a dash of crushed red pepper, optional


Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash greens thoroughly and drain well. Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and brown. Add the turnip greens, water, onion, sugar, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until greens are tender. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve with vinegar or pepper sauce and cornbread.
Serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
The best Greens Ever!, Member SarahP7491

This recipe is sooo simple I dont know how restaurants can screw this vegatable up. My husband loves these and now that I know how to cook them they are not as good any where else. I had never eaten turnip greens before but I do like them now!

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