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Love the chicken broth! I've always used water like my mom did, but never again. Skipped the celery because I didn't have any, used spiral sliced ham instead of bacon, and a one pound bag of dried peas not pre-soaked. Cooked covered for 4 hours - perfect!

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Candy C January 03, 2009

Beans were delicious! I'm from the South as well. It's silly for anyone to claim certain ingredients disqualify something from being Southern cuisine. Just 'cause your mama and granny cooked something one way, doesn't mean someone else's didn't cook it another. Also, we do have celery and garlic in the South just like everywhere else. I thought they both made for nice additions.

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PluckyInKY September 30, 2013

Exactly what I was looking for. Notes to self...soaked beans overnight, one hour cooking time. Use plenty of onions and garlic. I chopped up one smoked sausage as I didn't have bacon. Tossed in a dried red pepper and herbes de provence. Used a beef bouillon cube, don't think beef or chicken would matter. Season at end.

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Kasha September 01, 2013

From the south and I have been eating black-eyed peas my entire life but I have never had peas as good as these. Only addition was a small piece of ham, the fatty skin portion, leftover from our spiral cut ham. My husband asked for these to be put into the monthly rotation.

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teacherceleste January 02, 2015

Slow cooker or Cast Iron Roaster is the best way to get all those flavors to come together perfectly. I am not a big fan of black eye peas but this is the best recipe to use, my husband loves them. We do not eat pork so I use smoke turkey as a substitute. I also add 2 Tbsp of sugar, help bring out the natural sweetness in everything cooking. I also prefer chicken bullion cubes with dissolved in hot water over canned chicken stock, if I don't make my own stock. Thats just me, I sure it will be fine either way.

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Yoli B-P June 21, 2014

Wow! I had actually never had black eyed peas before. I loved them! Next time I will cut out the added salt. I didn't think it was necessary. Truth be told, I added a dash of cayenne pepper to the pot. I'm not from the South, so I apologize if that's sacrilegious! It sure was tasty, though!

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Susan K. January 07, 2014

This was my first time making black eyed peas since my mom moved away. She doesn't have a recipe really so I came looking. I made these and they were delicious! I added a little sugar and cayenne, since that's what she does and they were perfect! My daughter doesn't like black eyed peas and she ate half the pot! I will definitely make these again! Thanks for posting!

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shayla's mom January 01, 2014

Really great basic recipe. These were cheap, tasty, easy and fast to make. I added bay leaves and cayanne and used salt pork instead of bacon.

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appalucn_12834131 May 27, 2013

These were delicious! I added 2 chopped jalapenos for a kick... loved it!

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itsnevrenough January 02, 2013
Southern Black-Eyed Peas