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Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

 Black-Eyed Peas & Ham
Every New Year's Day we have these slow-cooked black-eyed peas to bring good luck for the coming year.—Dawn Frihauf, Fort Morgan, Colorado
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked boneless ham, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 13 ingredients. Cover and
  • cook on low for 6-8 hours or until peas are tender. Sprinkle with
  • cilantro if desired. Serve with rice. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (calculated without rice) equals 170 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.