You are here: Home » Recipes » Blackeyed Peas Creole Blackeyed Peas Creole Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 8 servings This blackeyed peas creole makes a colorful and delicious side dish. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 strip bacon1 cup onion, chopped1 cup bell pepper, chopped1 cup celery, chopped1 -- (20-ounce) can tomatoes1 tablespoon sugar1 large bay leaf1/2 teaspoon sweet basil -- Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste2 packages frozen blackeyed peas Instructions Fry bacon until crisp; remove from fat and drain. Brown the onion, green pepper, and celery in fat; add crumbled bacon and tomatoes, sugar, bay leaf, sweet basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add 2 packages frozen blackeyed peas to the above without thawing. Cook slowly for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, adding water when necessary. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Little Rock’s Little Rock Cooks (Little Rock, Arkansas 1972).