Said to bring luck in the new year, this Southern dish is perfect for your New Years dinner or any time of the year! Using leftover holiday ham or turkey, it's perfect for after the holidays.



  • 4-5 green onions, chopped (or 1 medium white onion, chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) bag of dry black eyed peas
  • Chopped smoked turkey, as much as you desire
  • 6-8 cups of chicken broth (or enough to cover the beans)
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper (optional)



  1. Sort & wash the black eyed peas. Set aside.
  2. Chop onions & garlic.
  3. In a large pot, add in 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and saute the onions and garlic until tender.
  4. Add in the chopped meat, black eye peas, & chicken broth
  5. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until black eyed peas are tender.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit covered for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Season with red pepper & black pepper if desired.


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