Susan is back today with a great recipe for New Year’s or anytime you want a southern black-eyed pea fix:
I had to cook my good ‘ole Southern Black-Eyed Peas recipe. I am not superstitious (at all) but I love traditions.
I normally cook a pot of dried peas in the Crock Pot, but did I mention that I am in Italy? My family spent the day on the ski slopes and I was afraid if I did use the Crock Pot, I might blow a fuse again while they were gone…..which I did when I was blowing my hair dry.
I guess blowing fuses is a common occurrence here……but I digress.
Quick And Easy Southern Style New Year’s Black Eyed Peas
Actually, I cooked a meal to go along with the black-eyed peas….but for now….here are my New Year’s Day traditional peas.
New Year’s Black Eyed Peas Recipe
- 2 cans Bushes Black-eyed Peas
- 1 can Ro-tel
- 3 pieces bacon
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
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- 1/2 tsp Tony C’s
- Cook 3 pieces of bacon.
- Remove from grease, crumble them and set aside.
- Drain the grease, except for about a tbsp.
- Add in the butter and melt.
- To that, add the chopped onions and caramelize for about 30 minutes.
- Make sure to do this on a low temperature so that they are not burned.
To the onions, add two cans of black eyed peas, a can of Ro-tel, minced garlic, Tony Chacheres, salt and pepper. Also, add the crumbled bacon. Boil together for about 15 minutes.
Hi, I’m Susan, a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive. I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love.