In medium sized saucepan cover meat with about a quart of cold water.
Boil, covered, until meat is tender and water has evaporated down to about a cupful. Add another quart of cold water to the meat.
Add peas, bacon grease, sugar, onion and hot pepper. Bring to a boil, cover again and lower fire to medium low.
When peas have become slightly tender - about 30 minutes - add salt.
Continue cooking until tender and tasty, usually about 20 minutes.
Serves 6 - 8.