Fresh Purple Hull Peas With Diced Ham

Purple Hull Peas With Ham

Diana Rattray. The Spruce Eats, 2009.

  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 8 plates (8 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
182 Calories
6g Fat
20g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 plates (8 portions)
Amount per serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 761mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 12g
Calcium 66mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Have you ever heard the saying, "Bacon makes everything better"? Well, this dish is a combination of purple hull peas and bacon. But, that's not all. There's ham in it as well. It's a perfect dish to have during lunch or even dinner.


  • 3 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
  • 8 ounces ham (diced)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups fresh purple hull peas
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet or microwave until almost crisp.

  2. Remove to paper towels to drain — heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Add onion and ham and cook, stirring, until onion is tender and lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  4. Add the bacon, chicken broth, and peas and bring to a simmer.

  5. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes, or until peas are just tender.

  6. Remove cover and increase to medium-low; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes longer.

  7. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

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