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Tasso’d Up Lady Cream Peas

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  • 1 (1-pound) bag Camellia Brand Lady Cream Peas
  • Chipotle smoked sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Zydeco ChopChop vegetable seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound tasso, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
Total time:
2 hours, 20 minutes
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours


  1. In a large pot, cover beans with 1 inch of water. Add salt and Zydeco ChopChop. Cover and turn heat to high.
  2. While beans are coming to a boil, add oil to a skillet and brown tasso, onion, poblano pepper and garlic. When everything is browned, add honey and orange zest, stirring until a glaze covers the mixture. Set half of mixture aside.
  3. Add the other half of the mixture to the beans, turn down the heat, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 hours.
  4. Add crushed red pepper flakes, smoked paprika and any other seasonings to taste.
  5. Top beans with remaining tasso mixture, garnish with sliced green onions, and serve with rice or cornbread, or in a halved and seeded red bell pepper.