Savory Black Eyed Peas with red wine vinegar and bacon

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I have never made Hoppin John, but I have made this dish many times, and it is delicious. You can use canned peas or cook up some black eye peas in your own kitchen. Either way, make these, you won't be sorry! Personally, I love the tang of the vinegar with the peas and bacon.

Savory Black-eyed Peas with Red Wine Vinegar and Bacon. Simple, complex and delicious!
Black-eyed Peas with Red Wine Vinegar and Bacon.

Savory Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Red Wine Vinegar
adapted from: an article found in a magazine somewhere...

2 cans OR 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas* - do not drain
1/3 c red wine vinegar
4 slices bacon, diced and fried until golden brown, drain off most of the fat
1 c diced jowl bacon, fried until golden, drain off most of the fat
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, simmer for 30-45 minutes or until flavors have blended to your satisfaction. Drain and serve OR you may boil the remaining liquid in the pan to reduce and make a tangy reduction.

serves 4-6

* if using cooked peas instead of canned, add 1/2 c water


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  1. Happy new Year to you, great black beans!!! Yum

  2. Happy New Year! I hope this will be the best year ever for you. These delicious sounding black eyed peas should bring you plenty of luck.

  3. That sounds really good. I love vinegar in my beans

  4. Hi Melynda,
    Happy New Year!
    Wish you the very best in 2013!

  5. Back home in Missouri, bacon grease is always a part of making beans -- it is a taste of home for me, for sure. Always good. Thanks for sharing with Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  6. What a delicious variation on black-eyed peas! I am pinning this to try. We usually have extra bacon grease on Saturday mornings after we make breakfast.


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