New Year Black Eyed Peas

New Year Black Eyed Peas


"A delicious New Year's Eve recipe to bring you luck in the new year! I sometimes just use the ham bone and some of the surrounding meat from the traditional Christmas ham that I make each year, but the ham hocks also add a nice, smokey, rustic flavor of their own."
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11 h 20 m servings 307 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1281 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the black-eyed peas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse before using.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium heat, cook and stir onion and garlic in olive oil until onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and 8 cups water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in soaked black-eyed peas, ham hocks, tomatoes, pepperoncini, bay leaf, garlic powder, thyme, and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until peas are tender, ham meat is falling off the bones, and the broth is thickened, about 3 hours.


  1. 46 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

1. The pepperocinis are those (very mild) yellow peppers that you often get whole on top of Greek salads... they will not make this dish spicy, but add a very special flavor to it. I would not r...

Most helpful critical review

There is no need to soak the peas overnight as they aren't thick skinned like most dried beans. If you do so, they just get mushy while cooking. Instead, just sort them, and give them a good rin...

1. The pepperocinis are those (very mild) yellow peppers that you often get whole on top of Greek salads... they will not make this dish spicy, but add a very special flavor to it. I would not r...

I cut the water back to 2 cups and the chicken stock back to 4 cups. 10 cups less liquid than the recipe calls for! But it is delicious and my 10 year old even likes it. I also added a ham st...

My first attempt at Black eyed peas and hamhocks. I followed closely, but did not have the peppers or bay leaf. I baked overnight in the crockpot on Low. These were soooo good. Great Flavor!...

Enjoyed this recipe. It seemed like way too much liquid so I only added 3 of the 8 cups of water and there was still too much "pot liquor" at the end. Also, the ham meat never fell off the bon...

Sweet stuff!! I made with just a few good I downed the first bowl in minutes!!! Great with a sweet cornbread! I used: white onion..had no yellow....extra fresh garlic (omitted the...

This is better than a lot of the hoppin' john recipes out there. It is very flavorful. Just add rice! Thanks for the recipe!

STUPENDOUS FLAVOR! Do NOT leave out the pepperoncini, but adjust amount up or down according to your 'spice' preference - the flavor is superb! Believe me, I almost passed this one by when I saw...

Wonderful! Added the 5 pepperoncini trusting fellow reviewers that the dish won't be spicy (because my ML who is sensitive to things being spicy won't eat it) and it wasn't. This is now the reci...

I'm not sure whether I should review this as I just used it as a guide to throw together a last minute whim. I used canned black eyed peas, bacon and far less liquids to keep it fast - but trie...