With the economic downturn and escalating food prices, I've learned how to shop for healthy and inexpensive food to serve my family. For our everyday food, I always go with the basics. Eggs, milk, bananas, flour (to make bread or pancake), ground beef (instead of expensive meat cuts), and mostly fruits and vegetables in season which I find in the farmers market. One of my favorites is collard greens which is healthy and easy to cook.

Here's the recipe:


1/2 pound ground beef
1 bunch collard greens (you can also use swiss chard) - cut about 3/4"
1 1/2 Roma medium-size tomato - cut into 1/8"
1/2 medium-size yellow onion - sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
3 to 4 tablespoon fish sauce
dashes of freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons cooking (I use canola) oil


Brown the garlic in a wok with the oil. Add the sliced onion and cook until transparent. Add the ground beef until cooked. Sprinkle dashes of freshly ground pepper. Add the collards and mix well. Season with the fish sauce and mix until collards are wilted but not overcooked. Serve immediately with steamed rice or bread.


Chef E said…
I am a fan of collard greens, funny I grew up in the south and did not like them as a child even though we had to eat all that was on the plate, but today I love them, and like your presentation.
Lola Chris said…
Thank you Chef E! I was going to check out your site but I don't think we are connected. I would like to add you as my friend on Foodbuzz.

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