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Mom's Black-Eyed Peas

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"This is a family variation of a Lebanese green bean and meat stew. I grew up eating this every New Year's, and it is the only way my family will eat their peas! I try to include 1 bag of frozen field peas with snaps in my recipe. "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir the onions in the melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender and the juices have cooked away, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic and peas; pour in enough water to cover. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat until the peas change color and are tender and hot, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2010

We did not have any stew meat, but did have a ham bone left over, so used that instead. Because we didn't need to cook the ham, it did not take as long to cook as the original recipe. We think the butter is really the secret ingredient here.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2011

It was OK. I have come to the conclusion that I am not a big fan of black-eyed-peas in general. I don't really like the "earthy" flavor...kind of reminds me of eating dirt! This recipe is sooooo not healthy. While butter based anything is sure to be delicious, healthy, it is not! So while it tasted OK, I would not make this again because of too many calories.


11 Ratings

Jul 29, 2011

This is delicious and filling. However, it had a lot of meat in comparison to the black-eyed peas, even though I decreased the meat down to 2 lbs. I think an extra package of black-eyed peas could be added since this is called Mom's Black-Eyed Peas" and not "Mom's Beef with Black-Eyed Peas". The butter is the key to this tasty dish!

Jan 05, 2010

Hey this is really good! The beef is a nice change from the same old ham or pork. I will make this again and it will be before next new years! Thank you L. Milfon for sharing.

Oct 19, 2010

Awesome. My version had 1 1/2 T butter, handfull of shallots from the garden, I had leftover roast and basmati rice and rosemary too, held the garlic (just didn't feel like it today)...mmmmm yummy. THANKS!!!

Jan 03, 2011

Everybody loved and very Tasty..I added 1 beef bouillion cube

Jan 02, 2012

The second time I have made this for New Year's Day. My family loves it.

Feb 26, 2010

This was a good recipe, but very high in fat, cholesterol, sodium and carbs.


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  • Calories
  • 579 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 40.2 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 744 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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