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Southern style Mustard Greens recipe, as seen on Taste of Southern.

Mustard Greens Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making our southern style Mustard Greens. Greens dominate the fresh produce available here in the South during the winter, and we’ll show you how to cook some up for a great side dish or even the main meal of the day. They’ll go great with some cornbread.



  • 23 bunches Mustard Greens, about 2 lbs.
  • ¼ lb Bacon, Ham, Hog Jowl, or seasoning meat of choice
  • 1 Onion, small
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 ½ cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Wash greens in cold water, 2 to 3 times, as needed, to remove any dirt, sand or bugs.
  2. Adding salt to your water will kill any bugs that might be attached to the greens.
  3. Remove any large tough stems from the greens and discard.
  4. Remove greens from sink. Place in colander or large pot to drain.
  5. Place greens in a large pot over Medium heat on your stove top.
  6. Add one cup water.
  7. Continue to add greens as they cook down, until all greens are in the pot.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Cook greens, stirring often, for about 20-30 minutes.
  10. Drain greens in a colander to remove water.
  11. Dice the seasoning meat into about ½ inch cubes.
  12. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  13. Place a large skillet over Medium heat on your stove top. Add the seasoning meat.
  14. Fry meat until lightly browned.
  15. Add the chopped onion to the skillet. Saute until soft and tender.
  16. Add drained greens to skillet.
  17. Add 1½ cups water.
  18. Cover skillet. Reduce heat slightly and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  19. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
  20. Cover skillet. Simmer greens for about 20 more minutes on Medium-Low heat until greens are tender.
  21. Serve warm and Enjoy.

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