Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe was born of "what can I have for dinner with what I have on hand". Adding pork to legumes is an old "hill-billy" trick to make a bland dish have a little flavor, and make a cheap cut of meat go a long way. The okra adds some bite to what is otherwise a pretty bland dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 package dried split peas
  • 2 ham hocks (or any strong flavor pork will do)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen crowder peas (black-eyed)
  • 12 cup okra


  1. Prepare split peas according to package directions.
  2. When well done, add ham hocks and frozen veggies.
  3. Simmer till veggies are tender and ham hocks well cooked.
  4. The okra lends a gluey, gumbo like consistency.
  5. Watch for scorching or sticking during simmering.
  6. Stir occasionally--even in a crock pot!

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