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Beer Braised Collard Greens

Simple, savory, and easy to make! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Holly Gray


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound fresh collard greens cut into 2” pieces and stems removed
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  •  Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring continuously for 1-2 minutes or until onion is softened and garlic is light golden brown.
  • Add collard greens, beer, sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.
  •  Allow to simmer 30-45 minutes or until collard greens are wilted and beer is reduced slightly.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5766IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 1mg
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