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black-eyed peas with ham bone or ham hock

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

This was a common dish served when we were growing up, especially on new year's. Mom would always make these black eyed peas, soft-fried potatoes, cornbread and sliced fresh vegetables. One of my favorite meals to this day. These internet pictures are examples of this recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For black-eyed peas with ham bone or ham hock

  • 1 lb
    dried black eyed peas
  • 1
    ham bone or ham hock
  • 2 qt
    chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    tony chachere's creole seasoning
  • salt to taste

How To Make black-eyed peas with ham bone or ham hock

  • 1
    Sort the beans and remove any stones or bad beans. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • 2
    In a stock pot, Bring ham bone or ham hock and 1 quart of stock to a boil; simmer for 1 hour before starting to cook beans.
  • 3
    Add the black-eyed peas into pan with pork and add the other quart of stock and enough water to cover the beans by 2 inches.
  • 4
    Add black pepper, onion and garlic. Bring back to a boil and simmer 1-1/12 hours or until beans are tender. Add salt. (If you are using ham hock, omit the salt. The ham hock will give the peas a more complex flavor and enough salt.)
  • 5
    Allow beans to rest for @ 30 minutes before serving.