Thursday, December 31, 2015

Black-Eyed Peas

It's a long-standing tradition in the South for New Year's Eve to make black-eyed peas.  They symbolize good luck in the new year.

Similar to most bean recipes, start by soaking your beans

Start with your favorite pork product.  Ours is uncured bacon.  Chop it up and render the fat.

Toss in 2 cups of your favorite broth (we used turkey broth from making tamales)

Drain the soaking beans, and put them in the pot.  Add enough water to cover the beans (1 cup in our case).

The spice mixture is simple.  Salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder.  The beans and broth will provide most of the flavor, these are only accents.

Cook until beans are tender (1-1.5 hours).

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