Best Ever Black-Eyed Peas

"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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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

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

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  1. Wild Squirrel
    Should I add a lid to the pot while this simmers?
     
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Reviews

  1. 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 jalapeños 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.
     
  2. nakin1014
    I would suggest chicken broth over water.
     
  3. CowboysChick
    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.
     
  4. coastiehunny
    Used a combo of bacon and honey baked ham and omitted the sugar. It came out perfect with so much flavor. Thanks!!
     
  5. Mitzi C.
    These are the best black eyed peas I’ve ever had!
     
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