1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
3/4 cup Italian stewed tomatoes, cut up
1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon pepper
In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add the peas, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in the ham, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, about 20 minutes.