How to Cook Black Eye Peas
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Smoky Black Eye Peas

Traditional Southern Black Eye Peas are the best way to ring in any New Year
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: american, frugal, holiday
Keyword: black eye peas, dried beans, new year's
Servings: 12
Calories: 205kcal


  • 1 bag of dry black eye peas
  • 1 T oil or bacon fat
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 smoked pork knuckle
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • water to cover if needed


  • Soak peas overnight or use the quick soak method. Drain.
  • In a large dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat and saute onions, garlic and celery until onion is transparent. Add rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, peas and pork knuckle, Pour in the chicken stock. Add water to cover if needed.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, until peas are soft and tender. 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the knuckle and shred any meat off of it. Return that to the pot.
    Drop a dime in the pot for good luck and serve to all of your friends and family on New Year's Day.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.5mg