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Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas

Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: black eyed peas, Black folks black eyed peas, Black folks Southern soul food black eyed peas, Instant Pot beans, Instant Pot recipe, keto, soul food, soul food black eyed peas, soul food Southern black eyed peas, Southern black eyed peas, Southern black eyed peas recipe, southern food, vegan, vegan soul food, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole


  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker


  • 1 pound black eyed peas dried
  • 6 cups chicken stock use vegetable stock for vegans & vegetarians
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon thyme dried
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon vegans & vegetarians use a Creole seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup collard greens finely chopped, fresh or pre-cooked (optional)


  • Open the Instant Pot lid and pour the chicken stock into the stainless steel inner pot.
  • Add the black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, bay leaf, paprika, red pepper flakes, thyme, chicken bouillon, salt, pepper, collards, and bacon.
  • Stir the ingredients to combine.
  • Make sure the beans are soaking and covered in the liquid broth.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve this Black folks Southern soul food black eyed peas recipe right away, and enjoy!



Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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