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!
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!
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
When the oil is shimmering, add the pork. Sear until the pork is browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes.
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.
Add the salt, black pepper, cayenne and garlic powder. Cook until the entire mixture is coated with the spices, about 2 minutes.
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.
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.
(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!