Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Beans

It's considered good luck to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day, it's thought to bring prosperity. Cooked greens are supposed to as well. Maybe by saving you a bundle on your grocery bill?

Since both are traditional, and go great together, I serve cooked greens with these black eyed peas over rice on New Years Days. I like to round it out even farther with warm spiced apple sauce and cornbread.

1 can black eyed peas, undrained
4 strips bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp. Penzys ham soup base
Dash Black pepper

Saute bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from pan. Add the onion and saute in the bacon drippings until tender. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Add the beans with their liquid, water, and ham flavoring.

Simmer 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Check and adjust seasonings, adding more salt or pepper is needed. Serve with the crumbled bacon on top.

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