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Spicy Braised Greens from the food network (http://www.foodnetwork.com)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 pound turkey bacon, diced
- 1 cup sliced yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 pound collard, mustard, or beet green leaves, or a combination
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat a large, 12-inch saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil to the pan, and when hot, add the bacon in the pan and cook, stirring often, until the bacon is well browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the onions to the pan and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the greens to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute. Add the water and salt and bring the liquid to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the greens are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the lid, and raise the heat to medium-high, and continue to cook until most of the liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes. Taste and re-season the greens if necessary.