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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
- 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
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.