Best Ever Black-Eyed Peas

Total Time
1hr 45mins
15 mins
1 hr 30 mins

A Southern Classic! In most Southern homes, black-eyed peas are always served on New Year's Day for good luck. I usually cook these early on New Year's Eve day. That way, if we have guests over for a party that night, I can use part of this basic recipe to make "Texas Caviar" which is a fantastic salsa/dip to eat with tortilla chips. (that recipe follows)

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  1. Sort and wash peas; place in a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1- 1 1/2 hours, or until peas are tender.