9 Recipes for Oktoberfest!

Photo by: Nicole Franzen
Beer and Bacon Braised Collard Greens
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Serves 4-6
4 bunches collard greens, stems removed, and chopped
6 slices thick cut bacon, large ... more 
Photo by: Nicole Franzen
Beer and Bacon Braised Collard Greens
Save and print this recipe on FOOD52.

Serves 4-6
4 bunches collard greens, stems removed, and chopped
6 slices thick cut bacon, large dice
1 onion, large dice
1 bottle beer, preferably a nut brown ale
pinches cayenne pepper
1/4 cup brown sugar
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place the bacon in a wide bottomed pot and cook over low heat. Add the onions after 10 minutes and continue cooking until bacon is crispy and onions have caramelized.
2. Turn the heat to medium high. Add the half the collard greens and the bottle of beer. Stir with tongs or a spoon and let wilt some before adding the rest of the greens. Stir until the greens are mixed with the liquid and add the cayenne pepper, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Turn down the heat, cover, and let cook for 30 minutes or until greens are tender. less 
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Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:32 AM EDT
Starting on Saturday, the world will get a little bit crazier: it's the beginning of Oktoberfest, that three-week-long celebration of, well, beer! Though you may not be in a raucous tent, German songs ringing in your ears, you can still pour yourself a pint and celebrate. Here are 9 recipes to get you in the spirit -- lederhosen optional.



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