Thursday, January 1, 2009

Black Eye Peas and Ham

I made a very large slow cooker pot of this New Year's meal. The amount of ham and the type of ham you use will affect your points! I weighed the ham on the bone before cooking, and the bones after to figure out how much meat was in the pot. I used Hillshire Farms spiral cut ham with bone that my company had for employees. It had a sugary type glaze on it that probably upped the calories.

I freeze and reheat smaller portions for the next month. It is a hearty meal and one that is sure to please!

44 oz ham on bone
2 cans of low sodium, fat free chicken broth
1 lb dry black eye peas
1 medium yellow onion, diced
italian seasoning, to taste (a couple of tbsp I think)
garlic salt, to taste (a couple tsp?)
pepper, to taste (a couple tsp?)

Soak beans in water overnight to soften and reduce gas.

Put ham on bone in slow cooker. Add a layer of beans, layer onions and seasonings, add remaining beans. Pour broth over the beans. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Makes 22 half cup servings at 2 points each. NI for the ham, broth and beans: 144/5/5

1 comment:

Chow and Chatter said...

happy new year I made black eye peas as well as I just learned its a Southern tradition LOL

Rebecca

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