- Set large stockpot over medium heat, and add bacon, rendered fat, onion, and ham hock. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add 6 cups water and remaining ingredients, except greens, and whisk together.
- Add greens and partially cover pot with lid. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If necessary, add more water as you go and taste for seasoning. Note: The longer you cook the greens, the more flavor they will have.