This country recipe combines black-eyed peas and okra for a down-home country taste. We like to make this recipe in the winter with fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large Dutch oven or soup pot with the water. Bring the beans to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.

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  • Stir in the ham hocks, onion, celery, salt, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, cover the pot, and simmer until the ham hocks are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in the okra and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 28.1g 56% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 24.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 77.1mg 26% DV; sodium 277.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
this recipe is almost the one my Grandmother made the only changes I make is half cup brown suger and mustard power garlic. No okra 5 stars for Grandma's version Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2010
good. no okra though Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
this recipe is almost the one my Grandmother made the only changes I make is half cup brown suger and mustard power garlic. No okra 5 stars for Grandma's version Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2010
This is what I did: I used one of those frozen bags of season blend with onions peppers and celery because they're so easy and that's what I had on hand. Then I used bacon instead of hamhocks because I had bacon on hand. I also used a box of chicken stock and some water with chicken bouillon instead of just plain water for extra flavor. And then towards the end I added a tablespoon of butter for a savory flavor. I also omitted the okra because that's not what I had on hand. However note that if you use okra it will thicken the mixture up a lot as okra is a natural thickening agent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
Very good I don't usually like black eyed peas and I made these for new years and they were great Tons of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2010
good. no okra though Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
The bomb. I used smoked pork instead and added a can of stewed tomatoes and a stalk of green onions. My family and I loved it. We ate it up in 2 days. I give it 5 stars!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
This was awesome-- so delicious and perfect for New Year's Day. I did read the comments and added 2 cans of stewed tomatoes 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 1/4 tsp of powdered garlic 1/4 tsp of dry mustard. I used ham steaks cut up instead of a ham hock and cut the salt in half. I also used two cans of blackeyed peas instead of dry. I recommend the frozen okra-- great touch. I put it all in the crock pot for 4 hours on high. It came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
excellent i never liked black eyed-peas as a child but wanted my kids to try them out i used this recipie without the okra and to say the least me and my kids loved this!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2011
This is one that will stay. We love blackeyed peas. It taste good and its good for you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
Really good. I added 2 tbsp crushed garlic and also a half pound of cooked ground meat. This recipe makes a bunch and is affordable too! Read More
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