Raw Collards

Collard Greens In the Instant Pot

Collard Greens In the Instant


  • 1 Bunch of Collard Greens (stipped from the stem and ribs removed)
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1-2 Smoked Ham Hocks (depending on size)
  • 1 Quart of Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Red Pepper Flake
  • ⅓  Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Sugar


  1. Soak the greens overnight in water and baking soda, rinse well.
  2. Brown the ham hock in the oil.
  3. Add the garlic when the meat is browned.
  4. Add in all the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Set the Insta-pot to pressure cook for 60 minutes.
  6. Release the pressure when indicated.
  7. Remove greens from the pot.
  8. Reserve the liquid in the bottom, this is called Pot Liquor and can be used to flavor other dishes like black-eyed peas.