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black eyed peas

Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

This black eyed peas recipe is not overwhelming. A Southern traditional dish served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck charm throughout the next year! Share this recipe with your friends today and tag us on social media!
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 lb black eyed peas
  • 4 thick bacon slices chopped
  • 1 cup smoked sausage diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 Jalapeno minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Collard greens
  • salt and pepper


  • Rinse black-eyed peas and add to a large pot with 3 inches of cold water. Cover and set aside for 2 hours.
  • In a large saucepan, sauté bacon until crispy, add in sausage, sauté for 2 minutes, remove mixture and set aside.
  • Throw in onions, celery, jalapenos, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. Sauté for 5 minutes until onions are aromatic.
  • Pour chicken broth, drain soaked beans and place in the pot. Season with all-purpose seasoning and salt to taste. Mix and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Throw in greens, sausage, bacon, into a pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stir until beans are tender.
  • Add in stock if mixture becomes too dry. Once creamy, remove bay leaves.
  • Taste and add more pepper, seasoning, or salt if needed. Serve over rice and garnish.


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 2122mgPotassium: 583mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1177IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword black eyed peas, recipe, southern
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