Black-Eyed Peas with Pork and Greens20 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 2 hr
- Ready In: 10 hr 25 min
“This recipe features black-eyed peas, and three kinds of pork. How can that not bring good fortune? This is my variation of Hoppin' John, which is black-eyed peas, rice, and pork stewed together, usually served with some kind of greens and cornbread.” - by Chef John
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Place black-eyed peas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and set aside.
- Cook pork necks and bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in onion, celery, and carrot; cook and stir until softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
- Pour cold water and black-eyed peas into pork mixture; increase heat to high.
- Stir in bay leaf, thyme, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes and salt. Simmer uncovered until beans are tender, about 40 minutes.
- Remove neck bones from mixture; separate any meat from bones, return meat to Dutch oven, and discard bones.
- Stir in diced ham and kale; cook until greens are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve over rice.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 463 cal
- 15.4 g
- 45.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (20)Rate This Recipe
"This was crazy good. I used ham hocks instead of necks, and added andouille sausage to it with the kale. I did not have the canned tomatoes with peppers, so used fresh chopped tomatoes and some grou..." See morend dried chiles. YUM!!"
"Made this today and it was absolutely delicious. Didn't have Kale, so I used a half bag of collard greens that I had left over from another dish - guess any greens will do. I'm giving a lot to frien..." See moreds so they can see how good black-eyed peas and pork neck bones taste. Will definitely make this again."
"Excellent! Couldn't get any pork neck bones, so I substituted ham hocks instead. Next time I'll skip the bacon, increase the ham, and use ham hocks again, because their smoky flavor adds so much to th..." See moreis dish. Also used my slow cooker--two hours on high, then about five hours on low, adding the ham and kale during the last 45 minutes of cooking. Since I am allergic to cayenne, I used Penzey's Aleppo Pepper instead. I also doubled the amount of onion the recipe calls for, and sautéed the onion/celery/carrots before adding them to the slow cooker, in order to control the amount of liquid that the onions throw off. I can see this being my family's New Years Day dish for a long time!"
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