Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

By March 20, 2014

  • Prep Time : 5 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 4



If using dried black-eyed peas, put them in a large pot and cover with about 4 inches of water. Soak the peas overnight, then drain the water and rinse. An easier option is to purchase canned peas.

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, until crispy about 6 minutes. Remove bacon and set to the side on a paper towel. Add the onion, jalapeño and garlic to the bacon grease and cook until tender about 5 minutes. Add the salt, black pepper and cayenne. Cook until the entire mixture is coated with the spices, about 2 minutes. Pour in the stock and drop in the bay leave. Bring the mixture to a boil, add the peas and bacon then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes.

Taste for seasonings. Discard the bay leave and transfer the black-eyed peas to a serving bowl.
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Whenever my husband is the one to go to the market (which is rare) I challenge him to pick me up an ingredient I have either never used or do not use often.  This trip he came home with black-eyed peas. I had never had them before but after making this recipe they will officially become a staple!

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2 Responses to Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

  1. Candi

    We just had this for dinner tonight. Has great flavor. Thanks.

    • Lindsey

      So happy to hear Candi! Glad you enjoyed it!!

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