Spicy Stewed Turnip Greens

Spicy Stewed Turnip Greens


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Here are two helpful tips for those of you making greens for the first time! First, remove grit by soaking the greens before washing. Second, turnip greens come to season in the spring, making them at their most crisp right now.

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 2 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

5 servings


  • 1 small smoked ham hock
  • 1 pound of turnip greens, chopped
  • 3 heads of turnip, cubed
  • 3 jalapenos, diced
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

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In a large pot over medium heat, add the smoked hammock, turnip greens, turnips, jalapenos, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Cover and let simmer for 2 hours, or until the greens are tender.

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