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Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 (16 oz) package washed dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 (12 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water


In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside to use as topping for peas. Sauté onion in bacon drippings until tender. Add peas, diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until peas are tender. Add additional water if necessary.

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