Mom's Black-Eyed Peas


This is a family variation of a Lebanese green bean and meat stew. I grew up eating this every New Year's, and it is the only way my family will eat their peas! I try to include 1 bag of frozen field peas with snaps in my recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 onions, sliced into thin slivers

  • 3 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced, or to taste

  • 3 (16 ounce) packages frozen black-eyed peas


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir the onions in the melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender and the juices have cooked away, about 30 minutes.

  2. Stir in the garlic and peas; pour in enough water to cover. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat until the peas change color and are tender and hot, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

579 Calories
34g Fat
29g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 757mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.