Black-eyed Peas and Ham

Black-eyed Peas and Ham

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Pair this southern-inspired dish with a side of collard greens and some homemade corn bread for a satisfying dinner menu.


  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 15-ounce cans black-eyed peas, drained well
  • 1/2 piece smoked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • hot sauce to taste


  1. Place the oil into a large sauté pan and then add the celery, onions, and a few pinches of salt and pepper.
  2. Sauté the mixture over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring frequently, and then add 1 cup of water and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the peas and ham, cover, and simmer the mixture for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the parsley and hot sauce to the dish, stir to combine then serve hot.

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