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Black-Eyed Peas Creole

Side Dishes



3/4 cup diced thin-sliced ham (or Canadian bacon)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
3 Tbsp. butter
1 (20-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp. sweet dried basil
Salt, pepper to taste
2 (12-oz.) pkgs. frozen black-eyed peas


Brown the ham. Sauté onion, bell pepper and celery in butter. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, mix tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf, basil, salt and pepper with ham and sautéed vegetables. Simmer 5 minutes. Add frozen peas and cover with water. Cook slowly 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until peas are tender, adding water as needed.


From “The Trinity Cookbook,” The Church of the Holy Trinity, Vicksburg

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