Traditional Basic Black Eyed Peas

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse peas and pick over for bad or discolored peas and small stones; transfer to a medium saucepan.
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for 5 minutes; set aside.
  • Put the meat in a large stock pot and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until fat is rendered.
  • Add the onion, diced carrot, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add peas and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
  • Add pepper flakes, black pepper, thyme, and oregano.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour.
  • Uncover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes longer, or until peas are tender.
  • Add more water as needed to keep them moist. When the peas are tender stir in the salt and Tabasco, if using.
  • Serve with hot baked cornbread and a tossed salad.
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