Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 60m
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Back-eyes are a traditional New Year’s Day dish especially among Cajuns along with pork and cabbage. I can remember talking to my parents and siblings every New Year’s day, wishing good health and prosperity. To this day, the remaining siblings share that wish with each other.


  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded and chopped fine
  • 2 cans black-eyed peas


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, chop four strips of bacon and fry until slightly brown.

Step 2

Do not drain bacon grease.

Step 3

Add the onions, bell pepper and jalapeno to the saucepan.

Step 4

Sauté the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes or until the onions are golden.

Step 5

Add the two cans of black-eyes to the mixture, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally..


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