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

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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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48 Replies to “My Savvy Recipe ~ My New Years Tradition and More! Black Eyed Peas w/ Bacon & Pork!”

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

    1. This recipe looks yum

  4. natalie nichols says: Reply

    These look absolutely delicious! Yumo

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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

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

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

  17. Linda Manns Linneman says: Reply

    This sounds so good. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  18. natalie nichols says: Reply

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it for my family.

  19. My cousins have always had black-eyed peas & greens for New Years as their father’s side was southern and they were raised in Georgia doing all the “fun” southern traditions. My side of the family grew up in Florida & we didn’t have those traditions passed down to us. I kind of think we missed out on some lovely traditions.

  20. We kind of do but nothing like this!! Every new years we have banana splits!! Seriously delish!!

  21. Krystal Waters says: Reply

    I remember having these every year as a kid, this recipe looks amazing.

  22. This sounds so good. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  23. This recipe sounds delicious.It is so hard to find a delicious bean recipe but I think I just did.Thank you so much for sharing with us.I will be saving this and trying them soo.

  24. gloria patterson says: Reply

    This meal is something my sister would be all over this. She is a true southern woman that has this meal on new years day. Me heck just give me a sandwich and I would be happy on new years day

  25. Jerry Marquardt says: Reply

    I would definitely would love to try the Black Eyed Peas with Bacon & Pork.. I think it is a great plate, of which it’s on my menu later this next week.

  26. cylina williams says: Reply

    This looks like a great recipe, I would love to try this

  27. Melissa Craig says: Reply

    sounds very yummy!

  28. That would really be an amazing recipe to try! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Tina Alexander says: Reply

    I love beans during the winter and cooler months…I rarely cook them during the summer, but it’s still cool so I will give this recipe a try soon.

  30. We don’t have a New Year’s tradition, yes for other holidays. I’d love to try this, we love bean recipes, it sounds delish!

  31. Christina Gould says: Reply

    Now that looks hittin’ and stickin’ good. Thanks for posting!

  32. Cheryl Everitt says: Reply

    Black-eyed peas, fried chicken, mashed potatoes – that’s what cookn’. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  33. gloria patterson says: Reply

    this is not something that I eat BUT this is my sister’s favorite meal! She fixes it and invites the whole family to eat.

  34. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious!

  35. Thanks for the recipe, I will have to try this.

  36. Thank you for sharing. My family would love something like this one.

  37. Ronald Gagnon says: Reply

    What a delicious recipe …but you had me at pork…would love to cook…but wait more than 90 minutes aaaahhh!

    1. You can cook it less….. but it gets better the longer it simmers. I love this over white rice as a meal! Delish!

  38. Jo-Ann Brightman says: Reply

    I love to puree the peas to give it a creamier consistency. This makes a delicious recipe.

  39. Beautiful and perfect for New Year’s day!

  40. gloria patterson says: Reply

    My sister makes hers like this and she loves them

  41. I always make black eyed peas for New Years. I’ve always been intimidated by cooking them with a pork shoulder. I have never used a pork shoulder for anything. However, this recipe looks so delicious and easy. I will need to try it sometime.

  42. Phyllis A Huebbe says: Reply

    I haven’t had black eyed peas since my grandmother passed away. I do miss a lot of the dishes she used to make.

  43. Sandy Klocinski says: Reply

    We always had pork and sauerkraut on new year’s day. I bet all the kids love this recipe. Never had black-eyed peas

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