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Quick & Easy Black Eyed Peas

 Cooking time 20 minutes
 Prep time 10 minutes
 Recipe serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 8 ounces ham , diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. ea.) black eyed peas , rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. to 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Melt Country Crock® Spread in 3-quart saucepot. Add onion, pepper and garlic and cook about 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Add ham and cook 2 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve over rice if desired.