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Hot and Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
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Hot and Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Hot and Spicy Black-Eyed Peas are a popular New Years dish. These black-eyed peas have lots of smokiness from bacon and a little liquid smoke plus some heat from a jalapeno and chili powder.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 (15.8-ounce) cans black-eyed peas
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • Leave the bacon grease in the skillet and add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Cook 2 to 3 minutes to soften.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and bacon.