This year, this is the black eye peas recipe you need to serve your family. Filled with bold flavor and a little kick from the pepper, but serves perfectly well over white rice to create a Hoppin' John dish!
Cooked White rice or brown ricefor serving (Hoppin' John)
Black Eye Peas Instant Pot
Chop, dice, or cut the celery, onions, carrots, herbs, green onions, and garlic. Set aside.
In the instant pot, click on the saute button. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Add the oil. Once heated, add the chopped, slice, dice, and or cut vegetables and herbs. Stir well. Then add the spices: salt, black pepper, allspice, and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Then add the tomato paste followed by the (washed) black eye peas (Drain the beans if pre-soaked). Mix well. Add the Rice vinegar and water. Stir to combine. Cover the instant pot with a lid and turn the knob to sealing.
Press cancel, then press the pressure cook button. Adjust the time to 30 minutes. Be sure that the pressure is on high.
When complete, allow natural release for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and serve over rice.
Stovetop Black Eye Peas (One Pot Dish) Version
Soak the beans overnight. Chop, dice, or cut the celery, onions, carrots, green onions, and garlic. Set aside. In a large pan over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the vegetables and herbs. Toss to combine. Drain the beans, then add the beans to the vegetables. Mix well. Next, cover the beans with 4 inches of water. Simmer, covered half-way, for about 1 hour. Checking the beans after 45 minutes to see if they are tender and add more water as necessary to keep them covered. Once the beans are fully tender, add in the tomato paste, spices - season to taste, and add in the rice vinegar. Mix well. Let simmper for additional 10 minutes, covered. Then serve warm as a side or serve with white rice to create a Hoppin' John dish.
*** This post contain affiliate links, which means we will receive compensation if clicked on it or make a purchase. Please read our full disclosure here!*** Depending on your Instant Pot, water may drip from the pot down the side. That's perfectly fine if that happens. The beans will continue to cook. Clean the water as it drips so it does not sit underneath the instant pot while the beans are cooking.*** Experiment with the Haitian Epis Seasoning to further enhance the flavor of this dish. *** The beans will last up to 4 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator. *** Calories are estimated per serving.