Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Turkey

Serves 6

  • 1 lb. Black Eye peas
  • 1½ lbs. Smoked Turkey Wings or Legs
  • 5 Slices of bacon
  • 2 cups chopped Turkey Ham
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 chopped green Bell Pepper
  • 3 minced Garlic cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chicken flavor bouillon
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil (optional)

Sort the black eyed peas to remove any stones or unwanted peas. Rinse them with cold water and set aside for a minute.

Cut the bacon slices and ham in small pieces.

In a large pot, preheat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and cook the bacon and ham for about 5 minutes or until brown.  Then add in the onion and cook for 2 more minutes. Add in the bell pepper and garlic and stir together for about 30 seconds.  Add in the black eyed peas, thyme, bay leaves, 1 tablespoon of chicken flavor bouillon and enough water to cover the peas, also add in the smoked turkey wings and cook oh high heat until it comes to a boil.

After it starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-heat, cover the pot with a lid, and continue  to cook on medium heat until the peas are tender.

Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaves before serving. Enjoy!