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Cottoneyed Peas


"Years ago a friend gave me her black-eyed pea recipe that was not your usual black-eyed peas. She called them Cottoneyed Peas. It was a spicy and warm welcome into the New Year. I now get requests for it all the time. You can make it as spicy as you like or, if you don't like spicy, use the peas without jalapeno."
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1 h servings 117 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Brown the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy; drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the canned black-eyed peas, canned tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, and jalapeno peppers. Cook over medium heat until the celery and onion are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add crumbled bacon before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 2.6 g fat; 16.7 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 572 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very good, but I found that it woks a little better if you saute the onion, garlic and celery in a little butter first -then add the remaining ingredients. This was a big hit !

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These were okay. My husband liked them, but I did use onion powder and celery seed hoping others would eat it; otherwise, they would be pretty chunky with all the veggies. They were vinegary, p...

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Very good, but I found that it woks a little better if you saute the onion, garlic and celery in a little butter first -then add the remaining ingredients. This was a big hit !

I made this for our family's New Years dinner and it got RAVE reviews!!! It's the best way to serve black-eyed peas I have ever found! My mom was a little apprehensive because I didn't make th...

Finally a black eyed peas recipe with celery..This is the way I make them quickly (like for a week night dinner side). The peppers add just the right amount of KICK. Thanks a bunch!!

With the exception of the jalapeno this is the way we have always dressed up our black eyed peas. You can use fresh, dried, canned or frozen peas and it still taste great. I always cook my bac...

I made a double recipe of this for a big party and everyone RAVED about it!! I adjusted for personal taste: more garlic, less tomatoes, added a small can of diced green chilis, some diced red be...

I'm not a big fan of black eyed peas but doctored up like this they were fantastic!!! The bacon really gave a great flavor to the dish. Thanks!!!

I made this today for New Years Day & it is delicious! I used 4 cans of blackeyed peas, 2 plain & 2 with peppers in them. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. A dollop of sour cream was optional...

I souped this up, literally. I started with the recipe and "cleaned out the fridge" with these additions: about a cup of shredded carrots, about 3 to 4 cups of beef broth and maybe a lb of fres...

I omitted the bacon to make it vegetarian and served it with rice, pretty good!