Folding Money Collard Greens (Vegetarian - Vegan)


Folded Money Collard Greens


24 oz collard greens - trimmed, chopped & washed

1-2 TBS olive oil

1 large onion - diced

6 (or more) celery stalks - diced

6 garlic cloves - diced

1 TBS crushed red pepper

3 cups stock (I used water & vegetable bouillon) 

1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

1/4 tsp liquid smoke (optional)

2 tomatoes - diced

Hot sauce as garnish (optional)


Heat olive oil in a pan.  Saute the onions & celery until they soften.  Add the chopped garlic & crushed red pepper.  Sate another 2-3 minutes.  I then put this in a larger stock pot.  Add the collard greens & smoked paprika, liquid smoke, stock (veggie, chicken, homemade or water & bouillon).  Bring to a boil & then reduce heat to low, cover & simmer for about 30 minutes.  Add chopped tomatoes.  Stir in & let sit on low heat - or removed from heat - for about 30 minutes.  Don't add salt...unless you really like being dehydrated & being unable to remove your rings.  Somehow - this is QUITE salty just from the stock.

Serve with hot sauce & Hoppin' John & scream out "BRING IT, Bitchez!!!!" and let the good times roll!