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I am thankful you decided to stop by.  Are you looking for a great pot of black-eyed peas?

How to season your black-eyed peas?  These black eye peas are incredibly flavorful.  You will want a second bowl.



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    • Eva,

      In Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia, I know most people always eat black eyed peas for New Years. I was in my 40’s before I realized not everyone ate them. It sound silly because I not sure they have ever brought me great luck but I am still eating them AND PRAYING!!
      Thank you so much for stopping by. You have a great blog. I check it out earlier tonight. I look forward to following your social medias.

        • Eva,

          I love Missouri. I just got home from Branson. I just love seeing the lights at SDC. Their are millions of lights everywhere which are so beautiful. We have a rental property in Branson and visit often. I also write about things to do in Branson.

          Do you visit Branson very often?
          Blessings and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
          Diane Roark

  1. Sounds so good. Trying it for our church New Years fellowship tomorrow. One question do I put the ‘grease’ from the bacon into the crockpot too?

    • Arline,

      After you cook your bacon hard in a large pot, add the water and all the seasonings. Once everything has been added, you can put it into a crock-pot. Cook the peas in the crock-pot on low for 7 to 8 hours.

      I hope you all enjoy these black eye peas.
      HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will consider following me if you do not already.
      Diane Roark

      • The black eye peas recipe was a HUGE hit!!! One of the best cooks at my church asked for the recipe!!! That’s what I call success!!! Thanks so much!!!! May GOD bless you in the new year!!!

  2. I make a mock ham n’ bean dish by substituting smoked turkey legs or wings, tried a breast one time(no bones to buy, I’m cheap like that) but the white meat just didn’t seem to impart the flavor of the dark meat of the legs and wings. I discovered this recipe by accident because I’m shackled to a Kosher diet. I buy legs or wings that are around a pound and a half.
    Put turkey in a 5-6 qt crock pot and sprinkle with meat tenderizer and cover with chicken broth and simmer on high for a couple hours, til tender, then I add whatever bean or split peas you please, plus onion, shredded carrots, minced garlic and a few stalks of celery and continue for a couple more hours. Then shred and de-bone the legs or wings right in the crock pot, I would be careful adding any more salt as the meat tenderizer has plenty of sodium in it. What I do is I added a tsp of worcestershire and a dash or two of any hot sauce, I find the hot sauce acts like a flavor enhancer less the sodium, try it sometime. While the turkey parts are simmering it gives of the smell of ham boiling and the rest of the soup has a great taste and healthier too. Bon Appetite. L.D. Adios n’ Hasta La Bye Bye!

    • L.D.,

      What a great tip for beans! I am going to try hard this coming year to eat a little healthier. I have never thought about substituting smoked turkey for the pork. It definitely sounds healthier. I also like the way you added the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. I love cooking with these vegetables. They add so much flavor to all recipes, and I really enjoy the way they smell when cooking.

      Thank you so much for sharing this idea! I really appreciate you leaving me a message. I hope you will consider following my blog.

      Blessings and have a great weekend!!
      Diane Roark

    • I forgot to add on the substitution of smoked turkey for ham I also toss in a packet of onion soup and dip mix, this also enhances the turkey and beans, peas or lentils that you chose for this soup along with the worcestershire and a splash of hot sauce. Bon Appetite! L.D.

  3. I’m a Georgia girl but had never heard that particular story before. And since my husband is a Civil War historian you would have thought I’d have heard that somewhere along the way. Learn something new everyday! Irregardless, black eyed peas are so good. I’ve never tried Cajun seasoning in mine, so will do that next time. Thanks Diane!

    • Bonnie,

      I had heard a similar story before so I Googled it. It makes since. I love the history of food or anything to do with food.
      You really cannot taste the Cajun Seasoning. It just gives it a tiny bit of flavor.

      Blessings and I love Georgia. I lived in Macon in the early 90’s for 6 years.
      Diane Roark

  4. Never knew that story about Black Eye Peas, but will say I am Italian and it is Lentils that bring luck for us on New Year’s Eve, but so loved hearing about these and the legend of luck they too are supposed to bring. Looks like a great recipe for anytime of the year and thanks as always for sharing, Diane!! 🙂

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