The Perfect Southern Black Eyed Peas

The Perfect Southern Black Eyed Peas

This Southern Black Eyed Peas Recipe is the perfect soul food meal for New Year's, Sunday dinners, or any celebration. This dish is made with a rich broth using smoked turkey, ham hocks, bacon, or salt pork for amazing flavor.


– Olive oil – Chopped white onion – Garlic cloves – Chicken broth – Dried black eyed peas  – Smoked turkey  – Creole Seasoning – Bay leaf *full list of ingredients below


Place a pot on medium-high heat and add olive oil. When hot add onions and garlic.


Saute until translucent and fragrant. Add in broth, black eyed peas, smoked turkey, seasoning, and bay leaf. Stir.


Place the lid on the pot and lower the heat to medium-low.  Cook for 2-3 hours until the beans are soft.


Open up the pot and remove the bay leaf and smoked turkey. Cool before serving.

Serve & enjoy!