Dirty Black Eyed Peas

Dirty Black Eyed Peas

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Patrick Johnson


On New Year's day, I am always looking for a unique recipe to spark up black eyed peas. As the name suggests, these dirty black eyed peas are a little naughty and a little nice.

Here's to your good luck!


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15 Min
2 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
    thick sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 c
    onions, chopped
  • 4 oz
    pickled pork meat, cubed
  • 2
    smoked ham hocks, 3-4 ounces each
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, chopped
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 3 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme
  • 1 lb
    dried black eyed peas
  • 10 c
    chicken stock (see recipe in "the basics")
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Dirty Black Eyed Peas


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, render bacon until crispy.
  2. Add onions and saute for about 3 minutes and season mixture with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in pickled pork meat and ham hocks and saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic, bay leaves, thyme, black eyed peas and chicken stock and adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until peas are tender.
  6. Remove the ham hock from the peas, thinly slice and add back to the peas.
  7. Serve with jalapeno cornbread.

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About Dirty Black Eyed Peas

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #peas #blackeyed

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