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Low-Cholesterol Black-Eyed Peas and Ham Recipe



Servings: 8 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes


1 16-oz pkg dried black-eyed peas

3 cups water

3/4 lb lean boneless ham, cut into 1 1/2 cubes

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

2 bay leaves

1 tsp pepper

Nutrition Facts



2 1/2 Starch

2 Very Lean Meat


Calories 285

   Calories from Fat 39

Fat 4g

    Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 30mg

Sodium 1167mg

Carbohydrate 37g

    Dietary Fiber 7g

    Sugar 6g

Protein 26g

Cooking Methods

  1. Sort and wash the peas and place in a large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let soak for 1 hour and drain.

  2. Add the 3 cups water and remaining ingredients to the peas and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until the peas are tender. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

To reduce the sodium content of this recipe, you could use lean pork. For vegetarians, seasoned, baked tofu, cut into squares, makes a tasty healthy dish.



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