Learn how to make Black-Eyed Peas, one of Rita's recipes for nonperishable foods.

Download the new Sentara mobile app

Black-Eyed Peas

Ingredients

  • 1(1-lb.) bag dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1½ cups diced onion
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-4 cups water

Directions

  1. Place soaked black-eyed peas in large stockpot. Add onion, shallots and bell pepper. Cover and let stand about 20 minutes for peas to absorb flavor.
  2. Add oil, salt and pepper; stir. Cover and let stand an additional 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add 3-4 cups water to cover the peas. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer with lid on for 50-60 minutes or until tender.
  4. Before serving, remove ½ cup cooked peas. Mash and stir back into the pot to thicken the cooking liquid. Omit this step if you prefer to drain off any remaining liquid.

Makes 10 servings.

Sentara mobile app tower ad

sentara app mobile