"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Black Eyed Peas and Pork Recipe

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2 cups black eyed peas
8 ozs pork belly
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion diced
1 clove garlic
1 or 2 stocks of celery
1 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tsp pepper or to taste
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tin chicken broth
1 cup water
bunch of spinach or collard greens

Saute pork, onions, garlic and celery. Add all other ingredients except greens. Instant pot cook for 30 to 50 minutes, natural pressure release. Add greens and stir cook for 5 minutes.
*** Some variation suggestions, add some bacon or ham, 1/2 tsp cumin, dash of cayenne, diced carrot, parsley, 1 - 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers or 1 tablespoon tomato paste.




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