Skip to Content

HOW TO COOK CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS

Black Eyed Peas will bless your New Year with prosperity and more fiber in your diet! But hey knowing how to cook canned black eyed peas will bless every single day of any year! It’s easy and you can absolutely have a mess of black eyed peas ready for dinner in no time at all!

A close up view from the side of a bowl of black eyed peas for How to cook canned black eyed peas

How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas have been a family favorite for EVER! We especially love to eat them on New Years Day with Collard Greens (sometimes from a can) and Cornbread. Seems like the best easy meal of the year!

YOU, however, can have this wonderful southern delight any ol day of the year at all and it is ready in minutes! The recipe is at the bottom of the post and here are the answers to some of your questions about how to cook canned black eyed peas.

HERE’S A QUICK VIDEO OF WENDI COOKING SOME CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS! CHECK IT OUT!

 

WHAT DO BLACK EYED PEAS TASTE LIKE ?

Black eyed peas definitely do not taste like a green pea at all. You will mostly be reminded of beans when you eat a black eyed pea, but they have an earthier flavor. If you have ever eaten “Cow Peas” or “Crowder Peas”, these are in the same ball park.

A view from above of a bowl of black eyed peas for how to cook canned black eyed peas

How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas

DO BLACK EYED PEAS TASTE GOOD?

That depends entirely upon whoever is cooking! Follow my recipe below and you will not go wrong. Trust me on that. They’ll be GREAT with some Mexican Cornbread and this Easy Pot Roast.

ARE BLACK EYED PEAS GOOD FOR YOU?

Of COURSE black eyed peas are good for you! They are loaded with protein and fiber and lots of other good vitamins and minerals.

HOW LONG DO BLACK EYED PEAS KEEP?

You can safely keep your cooked black eyed peas in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. After you cook them, don’t allow them to sit out for more than 2 hours before refrigerating.

HOW DO I REHEAT BLACK EYED PEAS?

Reheat black eyed peas on the stove top in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through (you might have to add a little water to your pot). You can also rewarm them in the microwave on high for 1 minute, remove, stir, heat again if needed in 30 second intervals until heated through.

HOW TO COOK BLACK EYED PEAS IN THE CROCK POT

If you would rather cook your black eyed peas in the crockpot instead of the stove top, that is fine too. Use the recipe below (you will probably need to scale up for a larger crock pot – you can double, triple or increase this recipe to the size you need).

For the best flavor, sear the bacon on the stove top first then put it in the crockpot with your other ingredients. Set crockpot on low and everything should be ready to go in 6-8 hours.

A close up view from above of how to cook canned black eyed peas

how to cook canned black eyed peas

HOW TO COOK BLACK EYED PEAS WITH A HAM HOCK

You might have a leftover ham hock from the holidays and that works perfectly with these black eyed peas. When using a ham hock, you will want to leave off the bacon, increase the whole recipe using about 3-4 cans of black eyed peas (you want enough to absorb all the wonderful flavor from the ham hock!). There is no need to sear the ham hock first. Then do the following….

STOVE TOP

If you are using a the stove top, place all the ingredients (remember to multiple the spices for however many cans of beans you are using) into a 4-8 quart stock pot with the ham hock. Set the stove on medium low until the pot begins to simmer then reduce to low.

Check on your pot every 15-20 minutes and give it a slight stir to make sure nothing sticks. Add water as you need to. Simmer for an hour or two until the smell is so delicious that you can’t wait any longer!

CROCKPOT

If you are cooking in a crockpot, simply place everything in the crockpot, but the lid on, set it on low and everything will be ready in 6-8 hours.

A side view of a bowl of black eyed peas

How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS

  • Make sure to drain the canned peas well, you could use this water, but it doesn’t taste very good.
  • This recipe only serves 2 people, so if you are having more, you can double, triple or increase the recipe to any size you want, just make sure to add the spices at the increased amount too.
  • This recipe is excellent with greens and cornbread! According to Southern legend it brings luck and prosperity too! It’s worth a try! At least it brings fiber for sure!

IF YOU ENJOYED HOW TO COOK CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS, YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY OTHERS IN THIS SERIES….

HOW TO COOK CANNED…

Black Beans

Green Beans

Green Beans and New Potatoes

New Potatoes

Corn

Peas

Black eyed pea hummus

 

YA’LL HELP ME OUT, OK?

Please leave me a comment and 5 STAR ( 🌟 🌟🌟🌟 🌟 )   review, I ALWAYS love to hear from you and your comments MAKE MY DAY! (Plus, it helps me out by letting everyone know that this is the place to find good recipes!)

THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS

A close up view from the side of a bowl of black eyed peas for How to cook canned black eyed peas

How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas

Here's a great little recipe for how to cook canned black eyed peas! 
5 from 8 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black eyed peas, canned black eyed peas,
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of thick cut bacon cut into 5 pieces (regular if you don’t have thick)
  • 1 14.5 oz can black eyed peas drained
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 tsp granulated white sugar
  • ½ tsp vinegar white or cider
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium sized saucepan, cook the pieces bacon over medium heat until crispy.
  • When bacon is crispy, add the drained peas, water, butter, garlic and onion powders, cayenne pepper (if you like a tiny bit of spice), sugar and the vinegar.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir frequently until heated through and the water begins to boil (a couple of minutes).  Serve hot.

Notes

  • Make sure to drain the canned peas well, you could use this water, but it doesn’t taste very good.
  • This recipe only serves 2 people, so if you are having more, you can double, triple or increase the recipe to any size you want, just make sure to add the spices at the increased amount too.
  • This recipe is excellent with greens and cornbread!  According to Southern legend it brings luck and prosperity too!  It's worth a try! At least it brings fiber for sure!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe?Mention @loavesanddishes or tag #loavesanddishes!

A VERSE TO SHARE

Today I am just thankful that God is just. I’m not always perfect, and I am sure you aren’t either. God sees and knows the contents of your heart, thankfully. I always pray that he will help me to conquer the less than flattering parts of my own heart.

He made me and knows even all the hairs on my head, so I am assuming he also knows what motivates me. I’m sure he shakes his head at me a lot. I thought, therefore, that I would share this verse from Hebrews 6.

Hebrews 6: 9-10

Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

 

Close up photo of finished SOUTHERN CORNBREAD DRESSING
Previous
Southern Cornbread Dressing
A bowl of canned chick peas from the front
Next
HOW TO COOK CANNED CHICKPEAS
Recipe Rating




joy cullens

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

thank you

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Thank YOU! :)

Angela

Thursday 16th of April 2020

This was great. Used sausage instead and sautéed half an onion and garlic. Added spinach and drained peas with other ingredients. Never added water. Will make this again!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Sounds delish! :)

Lori

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

I'm a Northern girl and never learned how to cook black eyed peas. After 20+ years in the military, I have tried so many recipes and finally...a simple, delicious recipe that my picky boyfriend (a Southerner) and I loved! As he inhaled the black eyed peas, I was waiting for a look of disgust, like last year, and he replied, "Yum, they are not too bad..." I said that I needed to print the recipe for future use and he agreed! Wow, Wendi! Thank you so much for sharing a yummy recipe!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

Hi Lori! Please print that recipe. Often, results fall off of the first page of Google and it's hard to find again. That said, you CAN just bookmark this site and come visit often and see what else might tickle your fancy! I would love to have you and the door is always open, my dear! Thank you so much for leaving a comment and taking time out of your schedule to do so! I appreciate it more than you know! Blessings in the New Year!

Kim

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

This recipe is perfect for those wanting to have black-eyed peas for good fortune, but don’t want to spend all day cooking. And it’s yummy!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Thanks Kim!

ACJ4220

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Very good and so easy!!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Wonderful! Happy to help!

shares