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black-eyed peas, iris's

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
iris mccall
chicago, IL

The cooler it gets outside, the more I think about stick to your ribs food. These peas over rice with a piece of hearty bread fill the bill. Taste as you go along, and stop at seasoning blend that fits you. I'm a spicy gal myself, others not so much. season and make them yours

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For black-eyed peas, iris's

  • 1 pkg
    turkey tails, cured (4-5)
  • 1 pkg
    14oz black-eyed peas, soaked,cleaned, rinsed
  • 2 md
    onion,diced fine
  • 1 lg
    bell pepper, diced fine
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    tony charcerrie's cajun seasoning
  • 10 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    glory's green seasoning 3+ 3reserved
  • 2 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper flakes

How To Make black-eyed peas, iris's

  • 1
    Gather your ingredients. Rinse turkey tails well and cover with cold water. Next take half of all your seasonings and 1 cup of the onion, 1 cup of the bell pepper, and 1 teaspoon of the garlic. Add these to the pot, cover with the lid and cook over medium heat, 1&1/2 hours
  • 2
    Get the soaked peas and clean thru them removing any small stones and irregular peas out of the way. Next, hit the treadmill or read a few chapters while your tails are cooking.
  • 3
    Remove tails from the pot to a platter so they don't cook to death. Add your peas and cook over medium heat covered for 1 hour.
  • 4
    Check after 1 hour, likker should be thickening up, if liquid level is too low, add either water (2 cups) or chicken stock. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • 5
    Turn heat to low cover and let peas go another hour, in that last hour, return your tails to the pot, at the 30 minute mark check the peas for tenderness. Cut the pot off and let them continue to do there stuff. Leave the lid on.
  • 6
    At 3&1/2 hours the peas should be done. Remeber that as the peas cool down the flavor sets, so be mindful of your seasoning. I chop onion and pepper over mine, you do you. I hope you enjoy.