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Spicy Black-Eyed Peas With Tomatoes

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A tasty black-eyed pea recipe with bacon and peppers.


  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) black-eyed peas
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chile pepper
  • chopped pickled jalapeno pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


Cook bacon until fat has rendered. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a large stockpot or kettle. To the bacon drippings add onions, green and red pepper, and celery. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender. Add peas to the stockpot with bacon, then add the cooked onion and pepper mixture, chopped tomatoes, chile pepper and jalapeno, and salt and pepper. Simmer over medium low heat for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Serves 8.

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 5 out of 5
Tasty and a great tradition for New Year's Day, Member ShesFoiled

My husband and I were looking for a black eyed peas recipe, as it is supposed to be good luck to eat them on New Year's Day. He chose this one because of the bacon, and also because the pickled Jalapenos sounded interesting. By coincidence we happened to have some in our refrigerator for the first time ever. We made the recipe exactly as noted, for the most part. We used 12 oz. of bacon and cooked it well, crumbling it into the pan. We also used dried black eyed peas that we softened first according to the directions on the bag. The results were mouth watering. All of the flavors melded wonderfully and everyone loved it! This will definitely become our new year's tradition. We served it with canned southern style collard greens and Marie Callenders' corn bread with honey butter.

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