New Years Black-Eyed Peas Recipe -
New Years Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

New Years Black-Eyed Peas

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"Are you in need of good luck but not real fond of black-eye peas? Here is a meal out of peas that will please all. For wealth in the coming year, add cabbage too."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and smoked sausage. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the black-eyed peas and hog jowl for flavoring (and luck for the next year!) Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour. When ready to serve, stir in cooked rice and cheese until cheese has melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2008

hahaha its been so long since i submitted this recipe i forgot it. was updating my profile & found it and fixed it ..even tho not new years is still wonderful!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2009

Always trust your instincts! A TABLESPOON of garlic powder? For two cans of peas? The result is inedible; and we like garlic. I'm trying to salvage it by adding more ingredients, but I have a feeling I'll be throwing it out.

Jan 01, 2009

My family loved these. I left the rice and cheese on the side for so that people could add them if they wanted too.

Jul 13, 2008

Actually made this last week just for something different-turned out pretty good! I used a chuck of leftover ham instead of the jowl but that was the only change. Will try adding cabbage next time.

Jan 04, 2010

I made this recipie and just loved it!! I am a Southern gal and needed to make my Black-Eyed peas for the New Year. I used Bushes black-eyed peas, less butter and added a little cream cheese...not too much. It was great. I am not a fan of bell peppers, so I left them out. I highly recomend this recipie.

Jan 03, 2011

Usually, we have black eyed peas left over. Today we did not. I used the butter, 1 onion, 1/2 of a green pepper and a bag of frozen black eyed peas. We had sausage left over from our trip to our favorite barbecue place last night, so that took the place of both the sausage and the hog jowl. After reading the reviews, I used a teaspoon of garlic pepper; it could have used 2 tsp. But otherwise, was very tasty. We didn't use the rice or cheese. The directions on the frozen black eyed peas said to boil for 3 mins and simmer for 40 to 45 mins. They were perfectly cooked at that time.

Jan 03, 2011

My husband is not a fan of black-eyed peas, but he ate every bite on his plate. Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe to start the new year!

Apr 07, 2009

Very good indeed and recipe not difficult to follow.


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  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 1005 mg
  • 40%

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

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