Southern Filed Peans and Snaps

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

You know the saying.... "anything with bacon has got to be delicious." Recipe comes from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse field peas and place into a large pot or Dutch oven. If preparing from dried, presoaked peas, cover with water, add salt pork, bacon or ham hock, and chile pod, if using. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, at a bare bubble for 1 hour.
  2. Heat bacon drippings in a separate skillet and add the onion. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until tender but not browned. Add garlic and seasonings; cook and stir another minute. Transfer to pea pot. Rinse, trim and snap green beans in half or thirds, depending on their size. Add to pot, bring peas to a boil, reduce and simmer over a medium low heat, until peas are tender, another 25-30 minutes.
  3. If preparing from fresh or frozen, place everything into the pot all at once and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until beans and peas are tender.
  4. Add butter or bacon fat and stir in; taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve as a side dish. Also excellent with grilled andouille sausage and cornbread.