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Savory Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4

A volume of veggies adds a delicious twist to this skillet dish. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1
cup dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
2
medium celery stalks, sliced (1 cup)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 1/2
tablespoons chopped fresh savory leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried savory leaves
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
3
medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (2 ounces)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Drain fat from skillet.
  • 2
    Heat broth, peas, celery, onion, savory and garlic to boiling in same skillet. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peas are almost tender (do not boil or peas will burst).
  • 3
    Stir in carrots and bell pepper. Heat to simmering. Cover and simmer about 13 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; stir. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.

Expert Tips

  • The bean of the cowpea, black-eyed peas are very popular in the southern U.S. This little legume gets its name from the black circular mark located on its inner curved edge.
  • It's important to boil black-eyed peas uncovered for 2 minutes before cooking (see step 2) because it destroys an enzyme that can make some people ill.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9 g
Saturated Fat
4 g
Cholesterol
20 mg
Sodium
720 mg
Potassium
840 mg
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
Dietary Fiber
11 g
Protein
19 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
38%
38%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
22%
22%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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