Texas Mustard Greens

Texas Mustard Greens

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  • 2 pounds tender mustard greens
  • 1 ham hock or 1/3 pound salt pork
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water, approximately
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional


Wash the mustard greens in several changes of water. If there are tough stems, break them off and discard. Place the greens in a kettle and add the ham hock or salt pork. Add the onion, water, and salt. There should be enough water barely to cover the greens. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours. When ready to serve, drain and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Toss and serve hot. Many people enjoy mustard greens sprinkled lightly with vinegar.

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