Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas

Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas


"This country recipe combines black-eyed peas and okra for a down-home country taste. We like to make this recipe in the winter with fried chicken and mashed potatoes."


3 h servings 435 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large Dutch oven or soup pot with the water. Bring the beans to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Stir in the ham hocks, onion, celery, salt, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, cover the pot, and simmer until the ham hocks are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in the okra and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
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  1. 14 Ratings


this recipe is almost the one my Grandmother made the only changes I make is half cup brown suger and mustard power garlic. No okra 5 stars for Grandma's version

This is what I did: I used one of those frozen bags of season blend with onions, peppers, and celery because they're so easy and that's what I had on hand. Then I used bacon instead of hamhocks...

Very good, I don't usually like black eyed peas and I made these for new years and they were great, Tons of flavor!

good. no okra though

The bomb. I used smoked pork instead and added a can of stewed tomatoes and a stalk of green onions. My family and I loved it. We ate it up in 2 days. I give it 5 stars!!

This is one that will stay. We love blackeyed peas. It taste good and its good for you

excellent i never liked black eyed-peas as a child but wanted my kids to try them out i used this recipie without the okra and to say the least me and my kids loved this!!!!!!!!!

This was awesome-- so delicious and perfect for New Year's Day. I did read the comments and added 2 cans of stewed tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/4 tsp of powdered garlic, 1/4 tsp of d...

Really good. I added 2 tbsp crushed garlic and also a half pound of cooked ground meat. This recipe makes a bunch and is affordable, too!