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Black-Eyed Peas & Ham Recipe

Black-Eyed Peas & Ham Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 5 hours YIELD:12 servings

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

  • 1. Rinse black-eyed peas. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let soak, covered, 1-4 hours. Drain and rinse peas, discarding liquid.
  • 2. Transfer peas to a 6-qt. slow cooker; add the next 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until peas are tender. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired. Serve with rice. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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.

Reviews for Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"This recipe was so good. Keep sending more recipes like this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Definitely want to try this sometime, but for today it provided me with inspiration to whip up something similar in a hurry with stuff I had on hand. Used our leftover Christmas ham, canned great northern beans, canned diced green chilis, multi color sweet peppers, and leftover corn. Quick and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"My husband and I love this dish! Will definitely be having this again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"We added sour cream and left out the jalapeno. We first served it with rice, which worked well because the broth was probably our favorite part. When we reheated it, we no longer had rice and accidentaly discovered it was very yummy with crackers too. Our one disappointment was that the ham pieces themselves lost all flavor in the cooking; seemingly having donated all to the broth."

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