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Savory Southern Black Eyed Peas

TRIED & TRUE* SOUTHERN BLACK-EYED PEAS! SIMMERED IN CHICKEN BROTH AND SPICES, LOADED WITH SMOKED BACON, ONIONS, AND GARLIC! EASY RECIPE THAT’S FULL OF FLAVOR!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword black eyed peas, country, hoppin john, smoked turkey, soul food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black-eyed peas dry
  • 8 oz bacon chopped into bits (can use more if desired)
  • 1 cup white onions diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • smoked salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse peas thoroughly under cool water (Discarding any weird-looking peas)
  • Place peas in a bowl and cover with water.
  • Soak for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and rinse peas. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy.
  • Drain bacon on paper towels, while leaving about 1-2 Tablespoons of bacon fat in a pan.
  • Add onions to the pan and cook until translucent.
  • Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • In a large pot, add soaked peas, onions, garlic, and chicken broth.
  • Add a bay leaf and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer just until peas are tender about 20-30 minutes.
  • When peas have reached your desired tenderness, add smoked salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parsley and a few dashes of hot sauce.
  • Serve hot.

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