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Lightly Creamed Black Eyed Peas

17 Jan

Lightly Creamed Black Eyed Peas
Can be Vegetarian: Remove bacon and use veggie stock

Serves 4
Prep. Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

1 20 oz. bag frozen black eye peas
2 slices bacon
4 cups of water or chicken or veggie stock
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
1 TB pepper
1 TB hot spice you like (red bell pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, etc.)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 oz. cream cheese
1 canned chili, chopped

Directions:
1. Cook black eyed peas according to directions on the bag (add bacon slices), BUT replace the water with chicken or veggie stock for more flavor.
2. Add onions, pepper, hot spice, garlic, bay leaf to black eye peas. Cover with 2 cups chicken or veggie stock. Cover and cook 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook 30 more minutes.
3. Remove bacon and bay leaf. Add diced chili and cream cheese. Stir until liquid thickens.

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