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    Macaroni With Greens, Bacon, and Black-Eyed Peas

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    1 hrs 45 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

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    1. 1
      Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large pot; add in 1 ½ teaspoons salt and the greens; stir until wilted.
    2. 2
      Cover and cook until the greens are just tender, about 7 minutes; drain in a colander.
    3. 3
      Rinse the pot with cold water to cool, then refill with cold water.
    4. 4
      Dump the greens into the cold water to stop the cooking process.
    5. 5
      Gather a handful of greens, lift out of the water, and squeeze until only droplets fall from them.
    6. 6
      Repeat with the remaining greens; roughly cut the greens.
    7. 7
      Fry bacon in a saute pan over med-low heat until crisp, 4-5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; set aside.
    9. 9
      If necessary, add oil to the bacon drippings to bring up to 2 tablespoons.
    10. 10
      Add in onion; saute until softened, about 4 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add in garlic; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    12. 12
      Add in greens; saute to coat with oil.
    13. 13
      Add in ½ cup chicken stock; cover and cook over med-high heat, adding more stock during cooking, if necessary, until the greens are tender and juicy and most of the stock has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Stir in the beans and remaining stock; bring to a simmer; cover and simmer to blend flavors, about 5 minutes; taste and adjust seasonings.
    15. 15
      Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a big pot; add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta to the boiling water; cook until al dente.
    16. 16
      Drain the pasta and return it to the cooking pot; stir in the beans and greens.
    17. 17
      Divide among 4 pasta bowls; serve immediately.

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    • on November 02, 2011


      This is a PERFECT method for cooking greens, works every time! We enjoy this meal with pintos instead of black eye peas. We eat it about once a week in the winter. You can also used diced country ham or fat back if you don't have bacon, or even plain old ham. Mmmm!

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    Nutritional Facts for Macaroni With Greens, Bacon, and Black-Eyed Peas

    Serving Size: 1 (677 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 446.7
    Calories from Fat 39
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 4.5 mg
    Sodium 442.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 82.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 18.4 g

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