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incredible black eyed peas
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Incredible Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas: the perfect New Year's Day dish...that you'll also want every other day of the year. Even better? It goes great with cocktails.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black-eyed peas recipe, gluten-free dinner recipe
Servings: 6 people
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 4 slices gluten-free bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 16-ounce package dried black-eyed peas, washed
  • 1 14-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper
  • 4 cups water


  • In a large stockpot, cook the bacon until almost crisp. Add in the onion and shallot, and sauté until tender. 
  • Add the black eyed peas, diced tomatoes, brown sugar, salt, chili powder and pepper, then stir to coat the peas. Then add the ham hock, parsley and water. 
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 2-2 ½ hours, stirring occasionally, or until the peas are tender and the ham hock is starting to break apart. Add additional water during cooking if necessary. 
  • Carefully remove the ham hock from the peas, and separate the meat from the bone. Add the meat back to the peas, and stir to combine.