Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas

Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas

43 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    8 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    16 h 35 m
Recipe by  Dave

“Enjoy and serve with Cornbread. ”

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  1. Rinse, pick over, and place the peas in a large bowl. Cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Pour the water into a large saucepan or soup pot. Add the bouillon cubes and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the bouillon. Stir in the peas, reduce heat, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in the pan with the bacon grease; cook and stir the onions until they begin to turn brown at the edges, about 10 minutes. Stir the onions and cooking fat into the peas; add the crumbled bacon, ham, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the peas over low heat for 8 hours, stirring every hour.

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I have never left a review on anything, but MAN these peas were that good. I used the recipe as written except I halfed it can only cooked it 4 hours due to less ingrediants and they were amazing! We lost my grandad this past year and it was his new years peas we gathered around every year, now my family has elected me to carry on that tradition! They were that good! :)



This is a really great recipe. I halved it. Really flavorful not too salty. I had already fried some bacon so I just cut up 6 strips of bacon and added them to the peas and I added 2 tbsp of unsalted butter since I did not have any bacon grease left. I microwaved the bacon. Did not add salt only pepper. I thought 4 bullion cubes would be too much but they were perfectly seasoned. Use vidalia onions or a peru sweet onion for more flavor. For the ham I used left over honey baked ham and removed the honey rind and fat. I think I simmered only about six hours but they were a nice soft consistency. A keeper!!!



Very tasty. I made some variations, only because I cook with what i have on hand. Didn't have bacon but used bacon grease. Also sauteed some carrots, celery and garlic with the onions and sprinkled very little hot pepper in (more for flavor, not enough to make it hot). My two year old even ate it!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 431 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 31.3 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 1191 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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