Black Eyed Peas Recipe Video

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


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings12
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Pancetta1⁄4 Pound, diced
 Onion1 Medium, diced
 Garlic cloves4 , minced
 Jalapeno1 , cut in half (half diced with seeds and half without)
 Black eyed peas8 Cup (128 tbs), soaked overnight
 Canned diced tomatoes14 Ounce
 Bay leaf1 Medium
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 444 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g9.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.7 mg

Sodium 297.1 mg12.4%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.2 g52.8%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 29 g58.7%

Vitamin A 5.7% Vitamin C 11.6%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 66%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.

Editors Review

A much-coveted member of the protein-dense legume family, black eyed peas makes for a scrumptious, healthy addition to any meal. The good part about this dish is that it barely warrants any arduous preparation time. Just gather all the ingredients and you are good to go! A lip-smacking addition to your holiday spread any day.