Black Eyed Peas

 

 

Black Eyed Peas are traditionally a Southern United States dish served with cornbread and collard greens. There is a story that black eyed peas served at New Year will bring you good luck. Anytime they are really great.

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Black Eyed Peas

Traditionally a Southern United States dish served with cornbread and collard greens. There is a story that black eyed peas served at new year will bring you good luck. Anytime they are really great.

Servings 8 servings
Calories 169 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 celery (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 quart broth or water
  • 1 pound black eye peas
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup green onion (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot, add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic sauté. Add the ham hock if you are using it and sear on all sides. Add the black eyed peas, stock and seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer for about 40 minutes to one hour. Add water as needed. These turn out great when cooked in a slow cooker.
  2. Serve over rice and garnish with the green onions.
  3. Traditionally served with cornbread and collard greens.
  4. Check the corn bread recipe and the collard greens.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Black Eyed Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 735mg 31%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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