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Cook the perfect side dish to go along with some of your favorite entrees. The Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham recipe will leave you with the most flavorful greens you have ever tasted! Here are tons of easy large family Instant Pot Recipes.

If you enjoy serving greens on the side with your meals, you need to try this Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham recipe. It is a simple recipe to follow to prepare in the Instant Pot to make the process even easier. It tastes great with our Large Family Hoppin John and makes a fantastic New Years Day dish.

These collard greens have such a smoky flavor that goes perfectly with lots of different meats, including ribs, baked chicken, fried chicken, and ham slices. With just a few ingredients, such as the collard greens, brown sugar, and chicken broth, you can make such a savory side that your large family will love to dig into at dinnertime. 

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Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham | Big Family Sides

Ingredients You Will Need to Prepare the Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham

You will need a handful of essential ingredients to prepare your Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham, including:

  • Bacon. Slice your bacon down into pieces before using it in this dish.
  • Cubed Ham. Cut your ham into cubes to add flavor to the collard greens. Try making ham in the instant pot and using leftover pieces or bone for this recipe.
  • Chopped Collards. You cannot have this delicious dish without the collards. Make sure to get the triple-washed ones.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. A little bit of apple cider vinegar adds an acidic touch to the dish without taking away from its natural smoky taste.
  • Brown Sugar. The brown sugar adds a hint of sweetness to the dish.
  • Chicken Broth. You will add your collards, ham, bacon, and other ingredients to the chicken broth to keep them moist and flavorful. Make chicken in the instant pot and use the broth.

You will also need to have diced onion, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to complete the meal.

Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham | Big Family Sides

What to Serve With the Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham

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You can serve the Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham with any of your favorite entrees. You might want to have it as a side dish with macaroni and cheese, baked chicken, barbecue ribs, or even meatloaf.

While it is great to eat as a side, you can eat a bowl of it by itself and still enjoy it just as much. Some people like to add their freshly prepared collard greens to soups and stews to give them more flavor.

How to Store Your Collard Greens and Ham

It is easy to keep the Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham stored in a food container with an airtight lid. The container’s size will depend on how much of the collard greens that you decide to make. You may need to put this delicious side into separate containers.

You can store the collard green containers in the fridge for about five days and in the freezer for up to six months. It is a good idea to make the collard greens when you have time, store them in your freezer, and then heat them when you would like to serve them to your large family.

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Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham

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Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham | Big Family Sides

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 Minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot

Description

Cook the perfect side dish to go along with some of your favorite entrees. The Large Family Instant Pot Collard Greens with Ham recipe will leave you with the most flavorful greens you have ever tasted!

 


Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, sliced into pieces
  • 2 pounds ham, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (2 pound) bag triple-rinsed chopped collards

 


Instructions

 

  1. Prepare the electric pressure cooker by setting the “saute” function. When the pressure cooker reads “hot,” add the bacon, ham, and onion. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 6 minutes or until the onion is softened.

  2. Deglaze the bottom of the electric pressure cooker pot by adding the chicken broth and scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon. 

  3. Add the vinegar, brown sugar, and seasonings to the meat and chicken broth. Stir to combine.

  4. Top the meat broth with the collard greens. Pack in tightly to fit. (If using a smaller electric pressure cooker, allow the collards to cook uncovered on the saute function until all of the collard greens fit.)

  5. Cover the electric pressure cooker, setting the valve to sealing, and program on the “manual” or “pressure cook” function for 6 minutes. 

  6. When the cook cycle is complete, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes before using a quick release to allow the remaining pressure to escape.

  7. Remove the lid and stir the contents.


Notes

This recipe uses an 8 quart electric pressure cooker.

Keywords: Collard Greens

Your family will enjoy this tasty veggie side! It has a nice flavor thanks to the ham so your kids won’t even this it’s a veggie!

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