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Braised Collards with Caramelized Onions

Dutch oven cooking is as popular now as it was centuries ago and today’s cooks have discovered that this type of cookware is capable of producing an amazing array of delicious meals. We have collected many Dutch oven recipes over the years and we hope you will use them to create some great meals for your family and friends.

The sweetness and mouth–watering flavor form the caramelized onions is something that you love to have again and again. This healthy and full of nutrients is good for your growing children; start now and let them have this for them to start and enjoy eating vegetables.


4 lb Collard greens; washed, stems removed, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Cloves roasted garlic; finely chopped
2 c Chicken stock
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 large Onions; thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Hot red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Salt


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

Cooking Steps:

  • In large Dutch oven melt the butter and oil over medium heat. Add and saute the onions for about 10 minutes or until tender. Cover.
  • Remove the cover and continue cooking for a few minutes more until brown and caramelize.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the collard greens, stock, salt, red pepper flakes, cover and let it cook for about 30 minutes over medium-high heat until tender. 
  • Serve.

Our Dutch oven recipes are primarily used with cast iron dutch ovens, but you may also use them with aluminum dutch ovens or enameled dutch ovens. If you are new to dutch oven cooking, we recommend you consider buying cookware made by a reputable manufacturer such a Lodge, Le Crueset, Staub, All-Clad, Mario Battali, Calphalon and Emerilware. We check prices regularly for dutch ovens and by far the best prices have always been found at Amazon.



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