Friday, May 8, 2009

Black Eyed Pea Stew

I just love making home made black eyed stew!
If you have a crock pot that will help but it can be done on the stove also with a pot.
First cook up bacon and cook it until its really crisp, cook about 1/2 of the packet of bacon for this. Or if you can get a packet of bacon ends even better to cook up.
Set the cooked bacon aside.
Slice one large yellow or white onion, dice into small pieces and add butter to a small skillet and cook onion until transparent.( Be sure to add onion and butter to the crock pot or large stewing pot on the stove.)
Okay now add 7-8 cups of water to pot or crock pot and one full bag of black eyed peas, onion, back, 2 cans of beef broth, a bit of basil, sometimes I liked to add stewed tomatoes add the cooked bacon.
Set crock pot on low or cook on stove on very low heat.
Stir occasionally; start this early so that it will be ready for dinner and this is a large amount so you can put it in a container and freeze for another day.
This is a easy idea but I thought I would share it anyway, I love black eyed peas! Yum!
Remember this is going to cook all day on a low heat, you will know its done when everything looks thickened.
Serve with corn bread muffins and cold glass of milk.

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