Spicy Hot Black Eyed Peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound shelled fresh black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve hot grease)
  • 1 can (16 oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Combine peas and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, stir peas, tomatoes, and next 9 ingredients into hot bacon drippings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour mixture into a serving dish and sprinkle with bacon and parsley.

Yield: 6 servings