Collard Greens - USDA Recipe for CACFP

Collard Greens - USDA Recipe for CACFP
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Makes: 25 or 50 Servings

Description

Collard Greens – A delicious combination of collard greens, green peppers and caramelized onions.

 

Canola oil
3 Tbsp
1/4 cup 2 Tbsp

1. Heat oil in a large stock pot uncovered over high heat.

*Fresh onions, diced
1 lb 14 oz
1 qt 1 1/3 cups
3 lb 12 oz
2 qt 2 2/3 cups

2. Add onions. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Sugar
3 oz
1/3 cup 2 tsp
6 oz
2/3 cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp

3. Add sugar and bell peppers. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Onions will begin to caramelize.

*Fresh green bell peppers, sliced
5 oz
3/4 cup 3 Tbsp
10 oz
1 3/4 cups 2 Tbsp
Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp

4. Add garlic and pepper flakes.

Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp
1 Tbsp 1 tsp
*Fresh collard greens, chopped (stems removed)
4 lb
3 gal 2 3/4 cups
8 lb
6 gal 1 qt 1 1/2 cups

5. Reduce heat to medium. Add collard greens and vegetable base. Saute uncovered for 2-3 minutes.

Vegetable base powder
1 Tbsp 1 1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
Water
2 qt
1 gal

6. Add water. Stir well.

(Optional) Jalapenos
2 each
4 each

7. (Optional) Add 2 jalapenos.

8. Bring to a boil, and turn down to a simmer. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until greens are tender.

9. Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher.

10. Pour 3 qt (about 5 lb 1 oz) collard greens into a steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2 1/2"). For 25 servings, use 1 pan. For 50 servings, use 2 pans.

11. Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.

12. Remove jalapenos before serving.

13. Portion with No. 12 scoop (1/3 cup).

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Notes

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Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service

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NSLP/SBP Crediting Information: One portion provides 3/8 cup dark green vegetable, 1/8 cup other vegetable, and 1/8 cup additional vegetable.

CACFP Crediting Information: One portion provides 5/8 cup vegetable.

*Please note that this recipe contains differing crediting and serving size amounts. This is due to the water cooking away from the onions and bell peppers after the collard greens have been prepared. 

 

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