Rodney Scott's BBQ Collard Greens
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Rodney Scott’s BBQ Collard Greens Recipe

Collard greens are a common side in South Carolina barbecue joints. Rodney Scott's BBQ serves among the best I've tried. Enjoy.
Course Side
Cuisine Barbecue
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, Collards, Rodney Scott, Vinegar BBQ Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 72kcal


  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 8 ounces yellow onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 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


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


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 855mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 3095IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 0.5mg