Served on New Year's Day in the South, black-eyed peas and pork are said to bring good luck for the upcoming year. This diabetic-friendly vegetable main dish recipe is good all year through. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse black-eyed peas with cold water. In a large saucepan, combine peas and the 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover with foil and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, in a large saucepan, combine black-eyed peas and the 4 cups water. Cover with foil and let soak in a cool place overnight.)

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  • Drain and rinse peas; drain again. Return peas to saucepan. Stir in the 2 cups water, ham, onion, and salt. If desired, stir in carrot and serrano pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until peas are tender.

  • Stir in undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes (most of the liquid should be evaporated).

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 1 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 345 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 12 g protein;