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I cook. I actually love to cook. That hasn’t always been true. While it may be rare to see a recipe here on this site, I had to share this one.

I am German/Swiss by heritage on my father’s side and I have lived in the South (Texas) for over 20 years now. Traditional food on New Year’s day for German heritage is pork and sauerkraut and for the South, black-eyed peas.

I haven’t been a fan of black-eyed peas, and due to dietary restrictions, I’ve had to lay off my traditional New Year’s Day pork – bratwurst. Last year, I played around with this dish, and this year, I perfected it.

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Many Traditions New Year’s Day Hash


1 pound ground meat (turkey)
1 can blackeyed peas (Goya or Bush’s)
1 cup sauerkraut (glass jar only! Vlasic)
1/8 cup bacon bits
Penzeys Bavarian and Bratwurst seasonings to taste
Salt to taste


Prepare meat in skillet until cooked thoroughly. Drain off any excess liquid.
Sprinkle in 1/8 cup bacon bits.
Add Bavarian and Bratwurst seasoning to taste.

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When meat is cooked, add 1 can blackeyed peas (drained).

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Simmer for 5 minutes then add 1 cup of sauerkraut (drained).

Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Add more seasonings to taste.


Do you have any food traditions for New Year’s Day?


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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