Smokey Sweet Black Eyed Peas and Greens
By :Jill Nussinow
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Don’t just reserve black eyed peas for New Year’s luck. This combination of sweet, smoky and hot peas with the freshness of the greens is welcome any time of the year that you want to feel lucky.
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Black Eyed Peas, Greens
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon oil optional
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno or other hot chile, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder mild or medium
  • 1 1/2 cups black-eyed peas dried, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 dates chopped fine
  • 1 cup Water or vegetable broth
  • 15 ounces Fire Roasted Tomatoes with green chilies, 1 can
  • 2 cups greens chopped, kale, collards or Swiss chard
  • salt to taste
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Black Eyed Peas, Greens
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon oil optional
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno or other hot chile, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder mild or medium
  • 1 1/2 cups black-eyed peas dried, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 dates chopped fine
  • 1 cup Water or vegetable broth
  • 15 ounces Fire Roasted Tomatoes with green chilies, 1 can
  • 2 cups greens chopped, kale, collards or Swiss chard
  • salt to taste
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Instructions
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté. Dry sauté the onion for a few minutes, adding some of the water if the onion starts to stick.
  2. Add the garlic and peppers and sauté for another minute. Add the smoked paprika and chili powder along with the peas and dates. Stir to coat them with the spices.
  3. Add the water, stirring well to be sure that nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Lock the lid on the Instant Pot. Cook on Manual at high pressure for 3 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally when time is up.
  5. Once pressure has released, carefully open the lid, tilting it away from you. Add the tomatoes and greens and lock the lid on the pressure cooker for 5 minutes.
  6. Open the Instant Pot. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Photo Credit: Kathy Hester

12 replies
  1. Fitgirln_pritchr
    Fitgirln_pritchr says:

    OMGEEEE! This is tge BEST black eyed peas i ever put in my mouth. Followed directuins to a tee-easy peasy yummmm.

  2. Kimbycox@hotmail.com
    Kimbycox@hotmail.com says:

    Loved it for New Years! Added sausage and skipped the peppers. Turned out great for my taste.

  3. stillirisecoach
    stillirisecoach says:

    INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! The depth of flavor in such a short time is amazing. After it was done cooking, I added a splash of maple syrup instead of dates and Field Roast Grain Meat Italian Sausage (sauteed). I didn’t have chili powder so I grinded red pepper flakes in my coffee grinder. I also added a splash of Liquid Smoke. The boyfriend loved it. I will definitely be making this again!

  4. jrgengler
    jrgengler says:

    Tasty with a rich flavor. Sauted onion with 1 tbs butter. I used frozen peas thawed & rinsed. Added a little leftover diced ham with tomatoes and greens. Tomatoe juice to loosen it up.

  5. ALBlack16
    ALBlack16 says:

    Was great- made these adjustments : no jalepeno, 3 cups broth, unsoaked beans, cooked 25 minutes on beans setting, QR, let sit for 10-15 min on keep warm

  6. JarrodG72
    JarrodG72 says:

    I increased the servings to 8 as I had so many peas from one small bag. At least 5 people asked for the recipe. I used kale as the green.

  7. Jnicholsart
    Jnicholsart says:

    My first instant pot meal. I used fresh black eyed peas so no soaking needed. My husband and I were impressed. I’d definitely make it again!

  8. dcomte@bellsouth.net
    dcomte@bellsouth.net says:

    Very tasty. I used green pepper since that’s what i had and also red roasted tomatoes instead of rotel….since that what i had. Served w cornbread. Yummy….

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