Recipe courtesy of Rodney Scott's BBQ

Rodney Scott's BBQ Collard Greens

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 15 to 18 servings
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1/2 cup lard

8 ounces yellow onion, diced 

2 teaspoons minced garlic 

2 pounds collard greens, washed well and stemmed, leaves cut into 1- to 2-inch squares

10 ounces smoked pulled pork or cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

4 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

1 tablespoon Rodney's BBQ sauce or your favorite vinegar-based barbecue sauce 


  1. Heat the lard in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic; saute until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the collard greens, pulled pork and 4 cups water. Cover and simmer until the greens are completely tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in the salt, cider vinegar and BBQ sauce.