New Year's Black Eyed Pea (Recipe)
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For the peas, I generally let them soak overnight.
If pressed for time, you can cover them with water, bring to a boil, and let soak for 1 hour.
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 (16oz) package dried black-eyed peas, washed
- 1 (12oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside to use as topping for peas. Add onion, celery, green pepper and mushrooms in the bacon drippings and sprinkle with the garlic and onion powder. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 1 hours or until peas are tender. Add additional water of necessary.
Sprinkle the top with the crumbled bacon and serve with cornbread.
You may also fry up some Polish sausage and add to the dish. It's delicious.
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