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A New Year Must-Cook Meal

01/02/2021 07:35PM ● By Kayla Butts
By Justin and Kayla Butts  Photos by: Rachel Benavides

Just incase you've yet to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, we're sharing an archived recipe from our Farm to Table duo, Justin and Kayla Butts. After all, we could all use a little extra good luck in this new year. Happy eating! 

Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Inactive prep time: 8 hours 

Cooking time: 1 hour


1 lb dried black-eyed peas 

1⁄2 lb fresh bacon chopped 

1 medium onion diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp cayenne pepper sauce

4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 bay leaves

1 1⁄2 cups fresh cilantro, diced Salt and pepper, to taste


Soak peas prior to cooking according to package directions. If peas are bought fresh from farmer, no need to soak. Drain and rinse peas and remove any undesirable pieces.