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As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas

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As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yield: 10 main-dish servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 1 hr

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Smoked sausage, chicken wings, and ham flavor this zesty Creole dinner. For a spicier dish, substitute hot sausage for the smoked.

Ingredients

  • 20 chicken-wing drummettes (about 1-3/4 pounds) or 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 1/3 cups dry black-eyed peas (8 ounces)
  • 8 ounces ham, cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked rice (optional)

Directions

  1. If using drummettes, rinse and pat dry. In large saucepan, combine drummettes, the peas, and ham. Add the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  2. Add onion, parsley, green pepper, tomato sauce, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire, black and red peppers, oregano, thyme, and pepper sauce. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in sausage and cooked chicken (if using). Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 15 minutes more. Serve over rice, if desired. Makes 10 main-dish servings.

Note

  • Nutrition notes: To reduce the sodium, use low-sodium tomato sauce, half the ham, and half the sausage.

Nutrition Facts

(As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas)

Servings Per Recipe 10, fiber (g) 4, carb. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 813, Fat, total (g) 19, cal. (kcal) 350, chol. (mg) 79

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