Field Peas and Spinach

Southern Living
Makes 4 to 6 servings


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4 bacon slices
1 medium onion, diced
3 cups shelled fresh field peas*
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, torn


Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon, reserving drippings in pan. Crumble bacon.

Saute onion in reserved drippings in Dutch oven 7 to 8 minutes or until tender. Add field peas and 2 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until peas are tender; stir in salt and pepper. Stir in spinach; cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drain. Sprinkle each serving with bacon.

Prep: 15 min, Cook: 45 min.

*1 (16-ounce) package frozen field peas may be substituted for 3 cups fresh peas.

Created date

December 1999