Sunday, January 1, 2012


Black Eyed Peas are said to bring good luck to ones New Year but since I don't believe in luck but the Lord's Grace and Blessings I share this recipe with you simply because it's yummy! 


  • olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ham hock or 1.5 lbs smoked turkey neck
  • about 48 ounces of fresh black-eyed peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
* If you use dried beans, you'll need to cook them longer, according to package directions
In a large Dutch oven, saute the onion, garlic, and bay leaves in olive oil over medium heat until onions are soft and translucent. Add the ham hock or smoked turkey and the peas and enough cold water until the peas are just covered. Bring to a boil, skim off any foamy impurities, then reduce heat to simmer for about 15 minutes, until beans are tender.  Let sit, covered, for at least an hour so that ham flavors and pea flavors have time to meld. Drain  some of the water if desired, remove bay leaves and ham hock/turkey, shred any ham or smoked turkey off the bone and add it to the pot). Salt and pepper to taste.

Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!



  1. Thank you for coming to my blog :)
    Momma dont fix black eye peas, i will have to show her this recipe...
    Blessings Jacob

  2. Oh yum! I will need to try this later! It looks so yummy!!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog.. I will be a new follower of you! I love trying new recipes and yours look so good!!!

  3. sorry, that last post was through a test blog I had :-P

    Thank you once again!