Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork

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Ingredients

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1 pound Black-eyed peas dried (fresh or canned)
6 ounces Pork shoulder diced into ½-inch cubes
4 strips Bacon thick sliced, cut into ½-inch pieces
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 Onion medium , small diced
4 cloves Garlic sliced
1½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper freshly ground
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Garlic powder
4 cups Chicken stock
2 cups Water
3 Bay leaf
Hot-pepper vinegar as desired

Nutritional information

269
calories
16,6g
fat
14g
carbohydrates
16,2g
protein
39mg
cholesterol
826mg
sodium
Ingredients

Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork

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These Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork are a traditional, Southern American favorite and eaten mostly around the New Year time for good luck! If you wish to make your dish nice and spicy add the optional hot-pepper vinegar at the end. Partnered with cooked bacon and pork this is a high protein, rich and satisfying, hearty meal. 

To make Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork

So, how to make Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork?

Steps to make Black Eyed Peas with Bacon and Pork

1

Overnight soak of peas

If using dried black-eyed peas, place in a large pot and cover with about 4 inches of water. Soak overnight, then drain and rinse.

2

Quick soak of peas

1h

If you do not have the time to soak peas overnight, you can quick-soak them instead. Place peas in a pot with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover pot and set aside for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.

3

Cook pork

5

In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil and add pork. Cook on all sides for about 4-5 minutes until browned.

4

Add bacon, onion and garlic

8

Add bacon, onion and garlic and cook for another 6-8 minutes until lightly browned.

5

Season

2

Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne and garlic powder and coat the mixture. Cook for a further 2 minutes until fragrant.

6

Add stock and water

30

Add stock, water and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes.

7

Add peas

1h

Once the pork is cooked and beginning to break apart, remove the lid and add the soaked peas. Shimmer, uncovered, for about 1 - 1½ hours until peas are cooked and very soft.

8

Serve

Season to taste and add some hot pepper vinegar, if you wish, before serving!

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Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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