Let's Eat: Cook up some black-eyed peas for New Year's Day

HOUSTON -- It's a New Year's Day tradition - eating black-eyed peas.

Some people believe the peas represent coins, so eating them in the new year will ensure wealth and luck.

B & B Butchers Executive Chef Tommy Elbashary shared a recipe with ABC13:

1 lb. black-eyed peas, soaked over night

1/2 cup of smoked bacon, chopped

1 cup of onions, diced

1 Tbs. mint, minced

1 tsp. of olive oil

1 cup of celery, diced

2 cups of chicken broth

2 cups of fresh kale, sliced

2 sprigs of thyme

2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook everything for 15 to 20 minutes until the peas are tender.
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