Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 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)

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

A true Southern classic way of making black-eyed peas. Real comfort food. I used some left over pieces of a pork picnic instead of ham (I already had the leftovers) and used 2 jalapeƱos to make sure I got some heat. 2 peppers is not hot, just of hint of heat. These were really good served with cornbread and green onions. Thanks, Susie for sharing your recipe.

Miss Annie January 24, 2003

I would suggest chicken broth over water.

nakin1014 June 17, 2012

This is the true Southern way to make black-eyed peas. I too used chicken broth over water and I cooked them in my slow cooker. Every New Years Eve I ask myself why I only make this epic comfort food on New Years Day.

CowboysChick December 31, 2016

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