Black Eyed Peas – “Hoppin’ Johns” recipe

A traditional southern New Year’s staple: they say if you eat a bowl of this you will have great bounties in the upcoming year. Well, I don’t know about that, but I do know that black eyed peas are delicious and ultra easy to make.

Printed recipe below:


  • two bell peppers
  • two onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound blackeyed peas, soaked overnight
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cheyenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


Dice all of the ingredients.

Add bacon to large stock pot, set to medium heat. Cook until all the fat is rendered. Add the vegetables to it. Cook those until soft, about 15 minutes.

Add presoaked beans. Cover with water. Add salt, pepper, Cheyenne and bay leaf. Bring to boil. Once at boil, lower to simmer.

Cook for 3-4 hours, or until the liquid has darkened and gotten thick and the beans are soft. Serve alone or with rice.


Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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