Greens taste good! Bacon tastes good! Put them together and you get something exceptional. You can use any type of greens in this recipe like chard, kale, or mustard, but I had some Collard greens in my veggie box this week that looked really nice. The mixture of the salty bacon with the greens that crave the salt is a perfect combination. With only 2 ingredients, this dish is an example of how sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.
Collard Greens with Bacon
About 1/2 lb of bacon cut into 1 inch square pieces
1 large bunch of greens (collard, chard, kale, mustard)
In a cast iron skillet cook bacon until crisp then drain on a paper towel. Pour about 2/3 of the bacon grease from the skillet (save for another day). Remove any hard stems from greens then cut into 2 inch pieces. Put the greens into the skillet with remaining hot bacon grease. Toss to coat with grease then cover and cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until greens are wilted. Mix crumbled bacon in with the greens and serve warm.