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Black Eyed Peas


  • 1 lb. black eyed peas
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1-2 bay leaves (depending on size)
  • 1 medium white onion roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic (1 large garlic clove)
  • salt and pepper to taste


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. Simmer for 4 hours, stirring from bottom every 30 minutes. 30 minutes before peas are ready, remove ham hocks and chop up meat. Add meat back in and discard bones.


Enjoy the best black eyed peas you have ever tasted in your natural born life!

By Brian from Camp Foster, Okinawa

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