Simmered Mustard Greens and Potatoes

The traditional southern method of cooking mustard greens (or any greens, such as collard greens, turnip greens), is to boil them until tender in a large amount of water. Here I’ve added a little smoked turkey for flavor and cooked them in chicken broth, adding potatoes to the mix. Cooking them in the same cooking liqueur helps retain the nutritional content.

1 lb fresh mustard greens
1 Tbsp cooking oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 oz deli mesquite smoked turkey, sliced up
1 14.5 oz can Swanson’s 33% reduced sodium chicken broth
1 lb. red potatoes, washed and cut into serving size pieces

  • Wash the mustard greens well, remove thick stems, cut into strips,
  • Heat cooking oil to large pot, add onion and garlic. Stir and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until onion is translucent,
  • Add the turkey and stir, cooking 1 – 2 minutes,
  • Add chicken broth,
  • Add mustard greens and stir.
  • Add red potatoes, turn heat up until boiling. Boil about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove lid and cook a few more minutes.

Serves 6.

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