Sort and wash peas; place in a Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above peas; let soak overnight. Drain well.
overnight. Drain well. Combine peas, salt pork, water, onion, and red pepper in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer an additional 30 minutes or until peas are tender.