Texas Black Eyed Peas Recipe



Posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 28 at 12:45 PM


  • 1lb dried black eyed peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 rashers bacon, cut in one inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • chopped jalapeno, for garnish
  • chopped chives, for garnish



Rinse peas well

Soak peas in water overnight and drain

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, gently cook bacon over medium heat until fat begins to render

Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until onion becomes transparent

Stir in drained peas and seasonings and add enough water to cover by two inches

Bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook 3 hours or until tender, adding water as needed to keep peas covered

When tender, transfer one cup of peas with some cooking liquid to blender or food processor

Puree until smooth and stir back into pot to slightly thicken. Consistency should only be slightly soupy