Southern Black-Eyed Peas
By :Meals in a Jar Cookbook by Pamela Ellgen
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Smoky bacon, spicy red chile flakes, and savory onion, bell pepper, and celery permeate this delicious Southern favorite. Serve it alongside stewed collard greens and corn bread for a complete meal. Jar size: 3 1/2 to 4 cups
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-8 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried garlic
  • 1/4 cup dried celery
  • 1/4 cup dried bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 3/4 cups dried black-eyed peas
For cooking and serving
  • 6 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar to serve
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-8 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried garlic
  • 1/4 cup dried celery
  • 1/4 cup dried bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 3/4 cups dried black-eyed peas
For cooking and serving
  • 6 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar to serve
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
To Cook:
  1. Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add 6 cups of chicken broth or water. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “Sealed” position. Pressure Cook or Manualon High for 20 minutes. Allow the steam pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually.
To Serve:
  1. Stir in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
Recipe Notes

Tip: To make this recipe vegan, omit the bacon bits and replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

2 replies
  1. Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson says:

    I is the ingredients are layered in jar. You loose me when you say and to the instant pot and 6 cups
    Both and stir. If you add liquid to jars how does it come to pressure. If you empty the jars into the pot what a wasted step. Or is something not listed in the instructions. I have cooked many years and even used pressure cooker for many of these years. These instructions do not make sense to me.

  2. Gojoygojoygo
    Gojoygojoygo says:

    I love me black eye peas….
    Especially on a bed of hot rice with some fresh chopped onion!
    I like to season mine with ham hocks or a leftover ham bone!
    Delicious!!!

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