Recipes Using Black Eyed Peas

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Cajun style stewed tomatoes bring a different taste experience to these wonderful traditional beans. Using canned black eyed peas makes this recipe super easy. Other ingredients featured are: Green Bell Pepper and Onion, and Bacon.

Yield: 6 servings


  • 4 Slices bacon
  • 1 medium size green bell pepper
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 2 15.8 ounces cans black-eyed peas, drained, like Hunts
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can Cajun style stewed tomatoes undrained and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Black Eyed Peas have a lot of goodies in them. They have high levels of fiber, protein, vitamin A and folic acid.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
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  3. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in the skillet.
  4. Crumble bacon.
  5. In the bacon drippings, cook the green bell pepper and the onions over medium high heat, stirring always, until tender.
  6. Add black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, the salt and pepper.
  7. Cook over low heat until heated thoroughly, constantly stirring.
  8. Sprinkle with bacon.

This is great for anytime. Serve them on New Years for good luck, as the tradition goes. If you don't want any Cajun in this, just use regular stewed tomatoes.

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Perfect for New Years Eve! Black-eyed peas are one of the many foods that if eaten on New Year's will bring luck to your home.




Reserving 1/3 cup, place peas in a blender. Process until smooth. Blend in onions, sour cream, and garlic salt. Transfer to a bowl and stir in reserved peas and bacon. Serve with tortilla chips, bagel chips, or corn chips.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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  • 1 lb. black-eyed peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lg. onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • salt, to taste
  • additional crumbled bacon


Place peas, bacon and enough water to cover in a large kettle; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour (do not drain). In a skillet, saute' onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add to pea mixture with salt. Return to heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until peas are soft. Top with crumbled bacon, if desired. 6-8 servings.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 11, 2008

In serving bowl, combine peas, corn, onion and bell pepper.

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Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours.

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January 16, 2008

Rinse and sort peas for rocks. Place peas in large stock pot. add chicken broth and 2 more cups water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.

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Boil peas in salted water until tender; drain. Saute' onion in oil and add peas to mixture. Press peas to break skins and mix with seasonings.

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September 7, 2005

This salad has a lot of flavor and is perfect as a side or a light meal.

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September 22, 2016

In parts of the southern United States, black eyed peas and ham or other cut of pork are included in the traditional New Year's meal. This is a page about black eyed peas with ham.

Black Eyed Peas with Ham

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