Black-Eyed Peas & Ham
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 5 hours
- 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
- Soak peas according to package directions.
- Transfer peas to a 6-qt. slow cooker; add the next 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on low until peas are tender, 5-7 hours. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired. Serve with rice.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 170 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.
Feb 21, 2016
Great for new years
Jan 2, 2015
This recipe was so good. Keep sending more recipes like this.
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!
Aug 14, 2014
My husband and I love this dish! Will definitely be having this again!!
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.