The first recipe I’ll be sharing this evening is something that I call my semi-homemade black-eyed peas. A couple of years ago, Baby Cakes and my first New Years together, I wanted to make the whole spread for him and went to the store in search of the needed ingredients, to make a long story short they were sold out and I ended up buying canned. I didn’t care and was dead set on making them the way I wanted to originally only with canned peas so I did and they were wonderful. Since then I have made them using frozen and fresh peas, salt pork, bacon and even ham bone but I keep coming back to this recipe. Don’t judge me just make this recipe and see for yourself.
Everyone who tried them last night at the party loved them, I got nonstop compliments and I might even add a challenge or dual rather for next year.
Semi-homemade Black Eyed Peas
1 package of bacon, sliced into 2 inch segments, browned and drained
½ of an onion, diced and cooked in the bacon drippings, drained
6 cans of black eyed peas, drained
2-3 tbs. of seasoning blend, your choice
1 tbs. of garlic powder
Once the bacon and onion are cooked and drained add them along with the rest of the ingredients to a Dutch Oven and cook over low heat for 1 or 2 hours.
You might need to and can add a bit of water as needed, ½ a cup at a time.
Like I said above this is an amazing recipe and although I have never seen anyone post an embellished canned good recipe I am taking a risk and doing it anyway.