We were craving some of those delicious looking southern boiled peanuts at our local market, but after checking the ingredient list we noticed they had MSG so we decided to make our own! Soo GOOD! We ate the entire 2 lb batch all in one day and are already planning on making more.
Here's the recipe I made up based on the spices we happened to have on hand and the (lower) level of sodium we were looking for:
Mix everything in a big pot, add enough water to cover and simmer on low for at least 3 hours. The longer you cook them the more tender they get.