Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

I love Black Eye Pea, and this recipe a Paula Deen Recipe is excellent! It’s full of flavor unlike a lot of Black Eyed Pea Recipes. You can’t go wrong with this one!! It’s kicked up!


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) package dried black-eyed peas, washed
  • 1 (12-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water 


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon, crumble, and set aside to use as a topping for the peas. 
  2. Saute the onion in the bacon drippings until tender. Add the peas, diced tomatoes and green chiles, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. 
  3. Cover and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the peas are tender. 
  4. Add additional water, if necessary. 
  5. Serve garnished with crumbled bacon. 

3 thoughts on “Spicy Black-Eyed Peas”

  1. I've never tried black-eyed peas before. I did just make a soup for the freezer that has black-eyed peas, but I haven't tasted it yet. Trying to catch up on some freezer cooking! By the way, are you SURE that's a Paula Deen recipe? There isn't any BUTTER in the recipe! 🙂 haha! If the black-eyed peas are a success in the soup…I may just have to try this recipe next! Thanks for sharing!


  2. LOL Good one Alison! Black eyed peas are very much a southern thing. My husband hates them, but then again he's a yankee lol!! It's a tradition to have black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years Day in the south. Black eyed peas for good luck and cabbage for wealth.


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