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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO COOK CANNED BLACK EYED PEAS

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How to Cook Canned Black Eyed Peas

Here's a great little recipe for how to cook canned black eyed peas! 
5 from 15 votes
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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.
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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.

 

Recipe Rating




Lois

Monday 28th of February 2022

Wendi, Thank you for not only the food recipe, but the spiritual food at the end--what a great way to bless others. God does see our motives (Heb. 4:12), and it's so good to remember that He graciously remembers and rewards even our feeble efforts at loving and serving others!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

I so hope that he does remember my own feeble efforts. We all have to lift each other up, right?

Emily

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Great recipe! I needed to spice up a can of BEP quickly for a late dinner on New Years Day. This recipe was just the ticket, even without bacon! I used extra butter to makeup for the missing bacon fat and subbed real garlic for powdered - the result was delicious and satisfying. Thanks for this great, fast recipe.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

That sounds wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Craig H

Saturday 1st of January 2022

I made this recipe using 2 cans of (Glory Seasoned) black eyes peas, using the single recipe seasonings. They turned out great for our New Year's dinner.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

So glad that everyone enjoyed! Happy 2022!

MJ

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Black eyed peas was never part of my New Years tradition. Hubby wanted to eat it this year but warned me it tastes horrible but as a kid it was his tradition. I suggested we tried this recipe and it turned out great! Hubby completely changed his view of canned black eyed peas and said it was seasoned very well to his surprise. Now, he said I can serve this in rotation. In his 50 years it was this recipe that changed his lifelong view! Great job!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Wow! What a compliment! Thank you. Personally, I grew up loving black eyed peas but I understand how with no seasoning someone would not like them at all.

Geri T

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Delicious, made for New Years's 2022

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Wonderful! Happy New Year!

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