Serve this dish of peas with cornbread and sliced tomatoes for a perfect family meal.
- 3 slices bacon (diced)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
- 8 ounces ham (diced)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups fresh purple hull peas
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Cook the bacon in a skillet or microwave until almost crisp.
- Remove to paper towels to drain. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add onion and ham and cook, stirring, until onion is tender and lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
- Add the bacon, chicken broth, and peas and bring to a simmer.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes, or until peas are just tender.
- Remove cover and increase to medium-low; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes longer.
- Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
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