Healthy and Delicious: Southern-Style Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Healthy and Delicious: Southern-Style Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon a try. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 155 calories, 7g of protein, and 7g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. Head to the store and pick up tabasco, bay leaves, onions, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
The day before you plan to serve this dish, put the peas in a bowl, cover with water by at least 2 inches, and refrigerate. The next day, drain well before using.
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 275ºF.
Place the bacon in a small cast-iron pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and cook until it renders its fat, about 6 or 7 minutes.
Add the onions, garlic, oregano (or Italian seasoning), and black pepper and cook, stirring, for 8 minutes.
Add the drained peas, bay leaves, salt, and 6 cups water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven.
Braise until the peas are tender, at least 1 hour 15 minutes. Stir in the Tabasco, sprinkle with the parsley, and serve.