New Years Day Blackeyed Peas

New Years Day Blackeyed Peas

Wanna get lucky? Eating blackeyed peas on New Years Day is definitely a tradition in this household. Besides being incredibly delicious, we subscribe to the notion that they bring you good luck throughout the year when eaten on New Years Day :-)

I like to make them in my slow cooker because it's just so easy to do. Throw all the ingredients in, set it, and forget it until it's ready later that day. Plus, once it's ready you can set your slow cooker to the 'warm' setting and it's "serve yourself" the rest of the day and eve.

New Years Day Blackeyed Peas

Serves 8 (serving size 1/2 cup)

2 11-ounce containers fresh blackeyed peas (I used Melissa's)
1/2 medium white onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced (remove some or all seeds and membrane depending on desired heat)
3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces salt pork (1/2 block) (may sub bacon, but may need to add salt to taste)
6 cups chicken stock
fresh cracked pepper to taste
Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste
chopped fresh green onion for garnish

Even Melissa's thinks they're good luck!
block of salt pork
Seeding and Dicing the Jalapeno
Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and don't touch your eyes after handling the inside of the pepper.

Place all ingredients in slow cooker set to 'low', cover and leave for 6-8 hours or until blackeyed peas are tender.

Turn slow cooker to 'warm' so you and your guests can enjoy when desired.

Excellent topped with green onions and lots of Tabasco sauce with a large, soft slice of french bread to soak up the broth.

These are so good! We made them on Christmas Eve and finished every last one.
We will make them again for New Years Day.


  1. The beans look great! And wouldn't be too difficult to turn into a vegetarian dish! Always good to have some good luck :).

  2. Hehe, my parents are also into all of this "luck" stuff. My mom just made rabbit shaped cookies for NYE because it's going to be the year of the rabbit. Hilarious.
    PS - I'm hosting a giveaway for sustainable seafood. Check it out if you're interested! :)

  3. Blackeyed Peas..yum, yum..looks fantastic Veronica! Happy New year to you and yours!

  4. I have never had blackeyed peas but have always wanted to try them. I have no idea what we are doing this NYE so maybe I can convince myself to give this a go!

  5. love love LOVE black-eyed peas!! And love the addition of jalapeno- that's a new twist for me...will have to give it a whirl in a few days! So nice to find your blog from Lazaro!

  6. Lookin Good! Blackeyed Peas for New Years are a big tradition in our family. My mom used to put a dime in the bottom of the pot when she made them. I like your recipe, thank you for the great pictures also.

  7. Veggie version: No pork and use veggie stock or veggie bouillon cubes instead chicken stock. I cook for someone who cannot eat mammal meat because of a missing digestive enzyme so I cook them with veggie stock all the time.

    This recipe looks great will have to give it a try.

  8. this year was the first time I heard about eating peas/beans on New Years Eve. I love eating all sorts of legumes year round, being a good source of protein.

    Hope you're having a wonderful day,