Best Ever Black-Eyed Peas

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Susie in Texas

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)

Top Review by Miss Annie

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.

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.

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