My Savvy Recipe ~ My New Years Tradition and More! Black Eyed Peas w/ Bacon & Pork!

My Savvy Recipe ~ My New Years Tradition and More! Black Eyed Peas w/ Bacon & Pork!

This is a family recipe for the best Black Eyed Peas I have ever had!!! I am going to make this for my family this New Year’s served in combination with Pork Tenderloins, Collard Greens, Homemade Mac and Cheese and delicious crunchy & sweet cornbread! I know that everyone will love it and Black Eyed Peas are a Southern tradition for New Years and are meant for Good Luck for the New Year! I love love love them on top of white rice! Delicious!

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Black Eyed Peas w/ Bacon & Pork!
Black Eyed Peas are a Southern tradition for New Years and are meant for Good Luck for the New Year!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is shimmering, add the pork. Sear until the pork is browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bacon, onion and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring, until the onion and garlic are lightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, black pepper, cayenne and garlic powder. Cook until the entire mixture is coated with the spices, about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in the stock and water and drop in the bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes.
  6. When the pork begins to fall apart, add the peas to the pot and simmer until the peas are very soft, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Recipe Notes

(Cooks Note: Using the back of a spoon, smash some of the peas against the inside of the pot then stir them into the mixture. This will break up some of the peas and give them a creamier consistency. Alternatively, you can puree 1 cup of the peas and broth in a blender or a food processor, then return the puree to the pot.)

Taste for seasonings, and add some hot-pepper vinegar, if desired. Discard the bay leaves and transfer the black-eyed peas to a serving bowl.


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So do you have a New Years Food Tradition? I love to cook Southern any chance I can get so this is one of my family faves… but what is yours? As Always, Thank You for visiting Deliciously Savvy and leave some comment love while you are here!


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18 Comment

  1. Lisa V. says: Reply

    My grandmother always served pork and sauerkraut for good luck on New Year’s Day (typically in the form of some sort of pork sausage served with the kraut).

    1. mcushing7 says: Reply

      That sounds delicious! I would love to try it…. I love Kraut!

  2. I use a similar recipe for our New Years Day dinner but, I never thought of adding bacon to it. I bet that the kids would like that better instead of just the black eyed peas cooked with a ham hock.

  3. Valerie Lerma says: Reply

    this looks so yummy ive been looking for new recipes and im gna try this out

  4. natalie nichols says: Reply

    These look absolutely delicious! Yumo

  5. Ashley R says: Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m tempted to try it out this week!

  6. Jana Williams says: Reply

    Ooh Thanks So Much for Sharing This Recipe for New Years Black Eyed Peas, I Really Appreciate it! I Absolutely Love Black Eyed Peas and I Really Need to Start Making Them More Often b/c the Only Time I Really Make it is for New Years Day! We Make Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, & Corn Bread at My House Each Year Too! Thanks Again for Sharing This Awesome Recipe, I Will Certainly Save it for Later! – Jana

  7. Francine Anchondo says: Reply

    This sounds really good .

  8. Linda Manns Linneman says: Reply

    This recipe sounds great. So good and healthy. I can’t wait to give this a try soon. Thank you so much for sharing

  9. Lynne B says: Reply

    I’ve never had black-eyed peas before. It was only this pas January that I found out it was a southern tradition to serve it on New Years Eve!

  10. Angela Ingles says: Reply

    I’ve heard of this tradition, but I don’t remember what the symbolism of it is. #northerngirl

  11. Desiree says: Reply

    This looks amazing! We always have Black Eyed Peas on New Years for good luck! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  12. Looks good.

  13. Jana Williams says: Reply

    Thanks Again for Sharing This Awesome Recipe for Black Eyed Peas and Bacon, I Really Appreciate it! I Very Much Enjoy the Recipes That You Share on Your Website! I Really Love Black Eyed Peas but I Don’t Eat Pork So I Would Have to Have Mine Without the Bacon but I’m Sure That They Would Be Just as Good Without It! My Parents Also Enjoy Black Eyed Peas So I Will Share This With Them Too! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Wonderful Evening! – Jana

  14. Kelly says: Reply

    I grew up in the south and Black Eyed Peas are a New Year’s Day must! This might be the best looking version I have ever seen. I will be making this! Yummy.

  15. Amy Tolley says: Reply

    this recipes looks amazing im gonna borrow your recipe thanks for sharing…

  16. Sarah L says: Reply

    My friend always has an open house on Jan. 1st and always has black eyed peas, but not as tasty as your recipe.

  17. John Smith says: Reply

    Bacon and pork–what a combination! Thank you for the recipe!

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