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Bourbon-Braised Greens

Bourbon-Braised Greens

Bourbon-Braised Greens

This all-time Southern favorite gets a tantalizing new twist with the addition of Maker’s Mark®. Hot, hearty and deliciously unforgettable.

Servings: 4
Ready In:


  • 1/4 cup Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 smoked turkey wing or ham hock
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 2 bunches collard greens (1-1/2 pounds)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large saucepot, combine the turkey, garlic, chile, water and bourbon. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to simmer while you prepare the greens, at least 15 minutes.
  2. Strip the leaves off the greens from the center stems and ribs. Cut the leaves into 1/2-inch strips crosswise. Rinse well and then add to the simmering liquid. Simmer until the leaves are tender, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer the turkey wing to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, pull the meat from the bones and shred. Discard the bones and stir the meat into the greens. Serve hot.

Tags: Recipes, Side Dishes, Hungry, Turkey Wing, Ham Hock, Garlic, Red Chiles, Collard Greens, Salt, Pepper