Recipe | Easy Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, simmered with a ham bone, are a traditional New Year's Day meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients List

  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 ham bone, ham hock or ham seasoning packet
  • salt


  1. Wash the dried beans and sort through them, removing any sediment.
  2. Place the beans in a pot and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  3. Prior to cooking, drain and rinse the beans.
  4. Return beans to pot and cover with water. Add a ham bone, ham hock, fatback or other pork for flavoring.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, about 1 teaspoon each.
  6. Bring beans to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer covered for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until beans are tender.


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