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Texas New Year's Eve Menu

Southern BlackEyed Peas

Southern BlackEye Peas, a traditional New Years recipe for Good Luck.
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  • 3 C dried blackeyed peas
  • 1/2 lb salt pork cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 jalapenos you can use less, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 5 C water for cooking
  • Enough water to cover the beans for soaking
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak the dried beans in enough water to cover them for at least 3 hours. ( preferably overnight)
  • Chop the jalapenos, onions and salt pork
  • When the peas are ready, drain them and place them in a large pot with your jalapenos, onions and salt pork. Add 5 Cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


Serve with collard greens, cabbage or whatever greens represent wealth and prosperity in your area, and some yummy cornbread for soppin’ up all the sauces. NOM NOM.
Author: Rachel