These vegetarian greens are so good they will fool even the savviest culinary connoisseur. They get their meaty flavor from a blend of savory spices, liquid smoke and barbecue sauce.
Bring the water, seasonings, vegetable base, barbecue sauce and liquid smoke to a boil in an 8-quart pot.2.
In a medium-size pan, warm the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the peppers, onion and garlic and sauté until translucent and tender. About 5-10 minutes.3.
Add the sautéed vegetables to the boiling water then add the chopped collard greens. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1½ hours, until tender.