Recipe By Roxanna Parks
Published Dec 31st
New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas
Prep 15m Cook 3h Additional - Ready In 3h 15m
Servings 16 (1/2 cup) servings Calories 120.3

Remember, black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day brings good luck for the entire year!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole tomatoes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place black-eyed peas in 8 quart pot
  2. 2 Add enough water to fill pot 3/4 full
  3. 3 Stir in ham and diced onions, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  4. 4 Place tomatoes in a blender or food processor, and blend until the tomatoes are liquefied
  5. 5 Add tomatoes to pot
  6. 6 Bring all ingredients to boil
  7. 7 Cover the pot, and simmer on low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the peas are tender.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 120.3
  • Carbohydrate 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol 9.4 mg
  • Fat 3.4 g
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Protein 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 256.4 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g


  1. Did not like this. did not have enough flavor.
  2. Gave it 5 stars because it's a good traditional recipe. The recipe is silent here, but you must always pick, soak and rinse the dried peas. If you make it more traditional by using smoked hog jowles, ham hocks, or smoked pork neck bones, instead of ham, it'll taste even better. We use the water - Read more ...
  3. I rate this recipe a 4 because I had to add a lot of ingredients to it to make it my own. We (my fiance and I) made a double batch and we added 2 bell peppers celery basil parsley 4 bayleaves and lots of Tony Satcherins seasoning. It turned out absolutely amazing!!!! I will - Read more ...
  4. Excellent! I did make a couple of changes though. I used fresh black eyed peas and cooked them in 1/2 beef broth and 1/2 water (do not use the recipe's water measurements--way to much water!). I only used 1 onion (b/c that's all I had) and 1 tsp onion powder. I substituted 2 cloves of - Read more ...
  5. I futzed with this one and it turned out great. I started by boiling the beans separately while I sauteed the following together: bacon (to replace the ham) onions garlic 2 seeded and sliced jalapenos and a palmful of sage leaves. Once that was soft I drained & rinsed the beans and added them to - Read more ...
  6. I modified the recipe by adding: nearly a cup of rice for a heartier meal half a chopped bell pepper and a sprinkling of parsley. Also we didn't have ham so I cut up some sausage for seasoning and added flavor. I didn't soak the beans overnight--just used two cans of black eyed peas that - Read more ...
  7. we had these for new year's dinner tonite. i usually made the plain old tradition peas, but my mother in law is on a strange diet due to medicine she's on, so she can't eat cured or smoked meat. (so much for ham seasonng) i saw this and thought it would be good since i - Read more ...
  8. FANTASTIC - THESE ARE REALLY GOOD. I have used a recipe similar to this several times. However I did not add the tomatos during the cooking process. I have cooked black eyed peas for many years. I use to do the quick boil for 1 hour then drain method that is on the back of - Read more ...
  9. These came out very good. My husband went back for 2nds and 3rds and doesn't normally like black-eyed peas. I omitted the tomatoes and used fresh garlic which I crushed in a press. I also reduced the cooking time to 1 1/2 hours by soaking them over night. If you choose to soak them over - Read more ...
  10. My WHOLE famile LOVED this recipe! My husband was afraid to take a bite because he said he HATED black eyed peas but he had TWO helping of this recipe! My 2 year old and 7 year old daughters loved it to! I did use two BIG ham hocks instead of chopped ham. WONDERFUL!