Black Eyed Peas

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May. 03, 2010

Down here in the South, theres nothing better than some good luck black eyed peas on New Years Day! So this is my tasty version.


Pancetta 1/4 Pound , diced
Onion 1 Medium , diced
Garlic cloves 4 , minced
Jalapeno 1 , cut in half (half diced with seeds and half without)
Black eyed peas 8 Cup (128 tbs) , soaked overnight
Canned diced tomatoes 14 Ounce
Bay leaf 1 Medium
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste



1. In a hot pan over medium high heat, put pancetta and allow to cook until golden brown, for about 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously.

2. Turn the heat to medium, add in the onions and salt, and cook until they get translucent, for 5 minutes more, scrap the bottom of pan occasionally.

3. Stir in minced garlic and the diced jalapeno, cook for another minute.

4. Add the black eyed peas, and stir well to mix.

5. Stir in diced tomato, and add beef broth, and bay leaf.

6. Turn the heat to a medium low, cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, and check occasionally and add stock or water if needed.

7. Add in salt and pepper and stir to mix.


8. Serve hot as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 444Calories from Fat 48

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 297 mg12.38%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%


Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet