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Collard Green Gumbo with Ham Hock

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Collard Green Gumbo with Ham Hock
En Español

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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes

Tender collard greens flavored with ham hock, onion, green pepper, celery, and red pepper make up this thick and flavorful gumbo. Serve over brown rice for an all-time favorite meal any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion (peeled and diced)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 cups chopped collard greens
  • 2 pounds ham hock
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

1.     Put a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium. When it is hot, add the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, thyme red pepper flakes, salt and oregano, and cook until golden, about 20 minutes.

2.     Add the flour in small amounts, sprinkling a little bit at a time and stirring well, until it turns slightly brown, about 10 minutes.

3.     Slowly, add the water, stirring constantly. Add the ham hock. Raise the heat to high and when it comes to a boil reduce heat to low.

4.     Add the collard greens and cook until tender, about 45 minutes. 

5.     Divide the brown rice between 4 shallow bowls and top each with about 1 cup of gumbo. 

Notes

One medium size chicken sausage link can be substituted for a ham hock.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 134
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 62 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 196 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 134
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 62 mg
Potassium 196 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Copper 101 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 33 mg
Phosphorus 76 mg
Selenium 9 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 99 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 24 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 153 mcg
Folate 57 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 21 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
3/4 cups
Grains
1/2 ounces