PEPPERED PURPLE HULL PEAS

2 - bags Purple Hull Peas

6-8 strips of bacon or veggie bacon strips

1-2 tablespoons olive oil (only if using veggie bacon strips)

1/2-Poblano Pepper, chopped

1/2-Jalapeno Pepper, chopped

1-Medium Onion, chopped

10- cloves of Garlic, minced

1-box Vegetable Broth (organic if you can find it)

handful of fresh Cilantro

2-teaspoons Cumin

2-teaspoons Chili Powder

Salt and Pepper

(you could add canned diced tomatoes as well for another layer of flavor)


Fry the bacon or cook the bacon strips, according to instructions, in a large fry pan until crispy.  Remove bacon strips and set aside.  If you used real bacon, pour off all but about a tablespoon or 2 of the bacon grease and add the peppers, onion, and garlic.  If you used veggie bacon strips, add olive oil and next 4 ingredients.  Saute until veggies are softened.  Add purple hull peas and saute a few minutes so that the peas can absorb flavor.  Add vegetable broth.  The broth should cover the peas, but if not you can add water.  Add the rest of the ingredients including the bacon.  Cover and simmer for approximately 30-45 minutes or until tender.