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Southern Turnip Greens


  • Serves 6-8.


  • 4-5 lbs. turnip greens
  • 1 lb. salt pork, rinsed and diced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • optional Dash of crushed red pepper
  • optional Apple cider vinegar


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

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