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A New Year Must-Cook Meal

01/02/2021 07:35PM ● By Kayla Butts
By Justin and Kayla Butts  Photos by: Rachel Benavides


Just incase you've yet to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, we're sharing an archived recipe from our Farm to Table duo, Justin and Kayla Butts. After all, we could all use a little extra good luck in this new year. Happy eating! 


Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Inactive prep time: 8 hours 

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1 lb dried black-eyed peas 

1⁄2 lb fresh bacon chopped 

1 medium onion diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp cayenne pepper sauce

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 bay leaves

1 1⁄2 cups fresh cilantro, diced Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Soak peas prior to cooking according to package directions. If peas are bought fresh from farmer, no need to soak. Drain and rinse peas and remove any undesirable pieces.