This is one of my favorite family recipes taken to a healthy level. My family recipe would be full of some type of smoked meat to give it flavor. But I choose to take the lighter more healthy way to prepare my Black-eyed Peas and still give them lots of flavor. Enjoy!
In a 3 - 5 quart Dutch oven, over medium heat; add olive oil, garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent. Then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Add black-eyed peas, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes or until tender. ( Add a little water if necessary. Then add red pepper flakes and let simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes, salt and pepper to taste.
Place beans in a serving dish and add chopped scallions for garnish. Serve over steamed white or brown rice.