Black Eyed Peas with Snaps

Donna Graffagnino


Black Eyed Peas on New Year's Day is meant to bring you good luck for the remainder of the year. Of course, it must have some kind of pork seasoning whether bacon, bacon grease, or ham seasoning. Serve over rice if desired for a full meal anytime or pair it with Cabbage for the trio of Good Luck, Money, and Health. I've always said that Cabbage & Black Eyed Peas with ham on New Year's Day makes one Healthy, Wealthy and Wise... It hasn't made me rich yet but I'm still waiting.

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15 Min


2 Hr


Stove Top


1 lb
shelled black eyed peas, or 3/4 lbs dried, soaked
water to cover peas by 1 inch, more as needed
chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp
bacon grease
1 large
onion, diced
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1/2 medium
red bell pepper, diced
2 tsp
dried chives
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
celery powder (optional)
1/2 c
cut green beans (fresh or frozen)
1/2 - 1 c
cured ham chunks or pickled meat, 1" cubes
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large saucepan bring water, bouillon cubes, bacon grease, peas, onions, bell peppers, garlic, seasonings and ham to a boil. Save butter or margarine until the end.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer on medium low heat until peas are tender and liquid starts to thicken. Taste for seasonings and add salt if needed.
Just before serving, add butter or margarine and stir well.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom