New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

Eating black-eyed peas is a part of American culture for welcoming good luck in the New Year. Here’s a classic recipe to ring in the New Year!

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1 pound dried black-eyed peas

1 medium onion chopped

4 slices nitrite free bacon (suggested brand Maverick Ranch)

1 inch strip of kombu (optional)

sea salt, to taste, added at end of cooking


1. Pour black-eyed peas in pot of water to soak overnight. Water should be 1-2 inches above beans, since beans will expand while soaking.

2. Rinse beans after soaking (8-10 hours) and fill cooking pot with fresh water. Water line 1 inch above beans.

3. Chop onion and toss into pot.

4. Cut bacon into 1 inch strips and add to pot. Add strip of kombu (optional).

Note: Kombu is a sea veggie and adds beneficial minerals to this dish, such as Iodine, Potassium, Calcium, Vitamins A and C.

5. Bring beans to boil, then cover and simmer for 1-2 hours until beans are soft. Check beans and add water if needed.

6. Add sea salt to taste before serving. (Recommended 1/2 – 1 tsp. sea salt)

Wishing you the Happiest, Healthiest New Year possible!!


4 replies
    • phiggins
      phiggins says:

      They are my favorite, I only seem to remember to make them for New Year’s though!
      Happy 2013, this is going to be an amazing year for you Katie :)


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