Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas Recipe -
Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas Recipe
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Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas

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"This country recipe combines black-eyed peas and okra for a down-home country taste. We like to make this recipe in the winter with fried chicken and mashed potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 40 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large Dutch oven or soup pot with the water. Bring the beans to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Stir in the ham hocks, onion, celery, salt, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, cover the pot, and simmer until the ham hocks are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in the okra and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2010

this recipe is almost the one my Grandmother made the only changes I make is half cup brown suger and mustard power garlic. No okra 5 stars for Grandma's version

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2010

good. no okra though


14 Ratings

Feb 26, 2010

This is what I did: I used one of those frozen bags of season blend with onions, peppers, and celery because they're so easy and that's what I had on hand. Then I used bacon instead of hamhocks because I had bacon on hand. I also used a box of chicken stock and some water with chicken bouillon instead of just plain water for extra flavor. And then towards the end I added a tablespoon of butter for a savory flavor. I also omitted the okra because that's not what I had on hand. However note that if you use okra it will thicken the mixture up a lot as okra is a natural thickening agent.

Jan 04, 2010

Very good, I don't usually like black eyed peas and I made these for new years and they were great, Tons of flavor!

Jan 03, 2011

The bomb. I used smoked pork instead and added a can of stewed tomatoes and a stalk of green onions. My family and I loved it. We ate it up in 2 days. I give it 5 stars!!

Sep 05, 2011

This is one that will stay. We love blackeyed peas. It taste good and its good for you

Jan 13, 2011

excellent i never liked black eyed-peas as a child but wanted my kids to try them out i used this recipie without the okra and to say the least me and my kids loved this!!!!!!!!!

Jan 02, 2013

This was awesome-- so delicious and perfect for New Year's Day. I did read the comments and added 2 cans of stewed tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/4 tsp of powdered garlic, 1/4 tsp of dry mustard. I used ham steaks cut up instead of a ham hock, and cut the salt in half. I also used two cans of blackeyed peas instead of dry. I recommend the frozen okra-- great touch. I put it all in the crock pot for 4 hours on high. It came out perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

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

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