Spicy Hot Black-Eyed Peas

  • Yield 6 servings

Serve this spicy dish to celebrate the New Year, or anytime.


3 slices bacon
1 -- (17-ounce) can black-eyed peas
1 -- (16-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 -- garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
-- Parsley, fresh, chopped


  1. Cook bacon until crisp.  Remove, crumble and reserve.  Stir ingredients as listed into bacon drippings in skillet; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes; stir occasionally.  Pour into serving dish.  Sprinkle with reserved bacon and parsley.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Johnson City’s Treasures of the Smokies(Johnson City, Tn., 1986),