Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Black Eyed Peas and “Ham”

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If you are craving ‘down south’ comfort food, it doesn’t get much more comforting than black eyed peas and ham. Make that vegan black eyed peas and ham, and gluten-free to boot! We started with canned organic black eyed peas, but you can start with dried black eyed peas and pick up the recipe once they are pre-cooked.

Gluten-Free Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Ham

1 can organic black eyed peas, drained (but reserve liquid)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped onions (depending on how much you like)
1 to 2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 to 2 Tablespoons gluten-free vegan bacon bits
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Heat olive oil in heavy pan, and saute onions until wilted and translucent. Add garlic and saute another minute.

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Add black eyed peas to pan, and if they seem too dry, add a little of the reserved liquid.

Stir in the bacon bits, salt, and pepper, and cover and heat over low heat for 20 minutes, adding a bit more liquid if necessary part way through.

At this point we like to add in corn on the cob cobettes on top, and cook another 10 minutes to heat the corn through.

Remove from heat and serve. Mmmm mmm!

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