A Southern favorite, black eyed peas are served traditionally on New Year’s Day this New Year Blackeyed Peas recipe is said to bring good luck. While there are variety of stories for the symbolism of black-eyed peas each communicates new hope for good things yet to come. If you don’t have time to soak the peas overnight, don’t worry. Just follow this 3-hour recipe for a delicious as well as lucky dish.
New Year Blackeyed Peas Recipe
Why not try your black-eyed peas in a Homemade Southern Hoppin John with Rice recipe?
Total time: 3 hours
Yields: 8 servings
½-pound black-eyed peas, dry
1 cup cooked ham, chopped
1 onion, diced
½ can whole tomatoes
Pinch of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Black Eyed Peas Directions:
1 Place black-eyed peas in a medium pot and add enough water to cover it by 1 inch.
2. Stir in diced onions, ham, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
3. In a blender or food processor, blend tomatoes until liquefied. Add tomatoes to pot. Bring all ingredients to boil.
4. Cover the pot with a lid, and simmer on low heat for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the peas are tender.
While these tasty black-eyed peas should always be there on your New Year’s Day menu, there is no reason not to savor them all year long.
Pair these Black Eyed Peas with Cornbread!
Our Skillet Cornbread recipe is the perfect accompaniment for this dish.
You can also make slow cooker black eyed peas and start them in the morning and they will be done in the evening. Let us know if this New Years Recipe: Traditional Black-Eyed Peas brings you good luck!
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