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Easy Black Eyed Pea Recipe- Just in Time for New Year’s Day

Easy Black Eyed Pea Recipe- Just in Time for New Year’s Day

When I was 9 years old, my mom and I moved to Texas.  That’s where I first learned of the tradition of eating black eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day.  Given that we were from California, my mom would make our black eyed peas into a salad with raw veggies and a light dressing.  My husband on the other hand always made his grandfather’s simple and easy black eyed pea recipe with basically 3 major ingredients.   He’s been making this recipe for me for about 14 years now (we just celebrated the 15th anniversary of our first date on December 20, 2016) and I must say that it never disappoints.

If you’re not familiar with the black eyed pea tradition for good luck, here’s a bit of backstory.  According to About Food:

“On New Year’s Day, you’ll find people throughout the South eating black-eyed peas and greens……Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s has been considered good luck for at least 1,500 years.”

Well I think many of us can agree that 2016 was not our favorite year.  Therefore, I think it’s imperative that we do what we can to ensure that 2017 ROCKS!  I know that I will be having my black eyed peas, will you?

easy black eyed pea recipe

I added a glass of champagne too, because why not….

Easy Black Eyed Pea Recipe

Claire Bahn
This is my husband's grandfather’s simple and easy black eyed pea recipe with basically 3 major ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 oz can of black eyed peas with liquid
  • cup of yellow onion chopped
  • 2 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Sauté bacon in a sauce pan for about 5-10 minutes until cooked, but not crispy.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add can of black eyed peas with all liquid into the same sauce pan.
  • Bring to boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes until reduced slightly.
Claire Bahn

Hi! I’m Claire Bahn, a personal branding expert, and CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros and Stratus Branding. I have been helping people strategize and create their best personal brand for over 10 years. As an influencer with over 80k followers on social media, I’ve learned so much about the importance of creating and maintaining your personal brand. I want to help you leverage your personal brand to develop the authority, influence, and trust you need to exceed your business goals.

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