Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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Black-Eyed Peas with Pork

Black-Eyed Peas With Pork


  • Serving Size : 6
  • 1/4 Pound Salt Pork
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Fresh Black-Eyed Peas
  • cold Water.
  • 1 Teaspoon Bacon Grease
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt – or to taste
  • 1 Onion – cut in quarters
  • 1/4 Hot Peppers – optional


  1. Cut slits in washed and dried salt pork.
  2. In medium sized saucepan cover meat with about a quart of cold water.
  3. Boil, covered, until meat is tender and water has evaporated down to about a cupful.
  4. Add another quart of cold water to the meat.
  5. Add peas, bacon grease, sugar, onion and hot pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil, cover again and lower fire to medium low.
  7. When peas have become slightly tender – about 30 minutes – add salt.
  8. Continue cooking until tender and tasty, usually about 20 minutes.

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