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Southern Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

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Traditional side dish in Texas and the southern states.

Mix with cooked rice for Hoppin' John, or ladle over cornbread.

Crockpot friendly.

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Servings: 8
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. dry black-eyed peas, soaked 6 hours in water
  • 3 cups homemade chicken broth, or canned
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 pieces half-cooked hardwood bacon, or 1/4 cup chopped, left-over ham
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • optional: 1/4 cup slivers of spinach or collard greens (make something else with the rest)
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 oz. tomato sauce
  • 4 oz. petite diced tomatoes, or 1-2 diced Romas
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. Soak peas in water for 6 or more hours
  2. Cook bacon, half-way, remove and chop.
  3. Add onion to the bacon grease, cook until translucent, add garlic and slivered vegetable of choice
  4. Drain peas from soaking water.
  5. Add them to a soup pot, along with all other ingredients.
  6. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  7. Discard bay leaf and serve.
  8. Optional: serve over rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 216g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 28  
Calories from Fat 2 7%
Total Fat 0.17g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 509mg 21%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbs 2.99g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 0.95g 1%
Protein 1.28g 2%

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