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Dirty Black Eyed Peas

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Category: Stews

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Raw bacon; diced
  • 2 c Chopped onions
  • 4 oz Pickled pork meat; cubed
  • 2 Smoked ham hocks -; (abt 3
  • -to 4 oz ea)
  • 2 tb Chopped garlic
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 1 lb Dried black eyed peas
  • 10 c Chicken stock
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper;
  • -to taste
  • Crusty bread; for serving


In a large pan, over medium heat, render the bacon until crispy, about 4 to
6 minutes. Add the onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Season the onions
with salt and pepper. Stir in the pickled pork meat and ham hocks. Saute
for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic, bay leaves, thyme, black eyed peas and
chicken stock. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid to
a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the
peas are tender. Remove the pork meat and ham hock from the peas. Thinly
slice both meats and add back to the peas. Ladle into bowls and serve with
crusty bread.

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