By: EatingWell User
Delicious, but required some tweaks
Made this on a cold winter night... and WOW. It was such a hit. First off, I love that I got to use collard greens. They're grossly underutilized and they're super healthy. It was just so satisfying... But here's what I had to change:
1) I used light beer instead of water. Obviously it adds calories, but it also added flavor. Sue me. I refuse to add flavorless water to anything... unless I'm baking. Light beer has low residual fermentable sugars, so I probably cooked of a few of the calories.
2) Where are the spices? Cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, etc. They don't add calories... Why leave them out? I didn't regret adding them.
3) Sausages don't come in packs of 3. Mine came in a pack of 4. I hate disparities like that.
4) If molasses is too expensive (which it is), just sub in brown sugar with a couple dashes of light soy sauce and worcestershire sauce. It worked fine for me, and you probably already have that stuff in your pantry.
5) I tossed it all in a sprayed baking dish and baked it at 375 for about 20 minutes. It carmelized things a bit...
There really wasn't a single bean left in the dish... We cleaned up without hesitation. So delicious. I highly recommend this dish... i just wish i had baked some cornbread to go with it.
Pros: Wickedly high in fiber, collards in the spotlight, super satisfying
Cons: Recipe lacks flavor as written, Wastes sausage