Black-Eyed Pea Stew With Rice

“This is a variation of Hopping John. It's usually a New Years Day item around our house, as the Black-eyed peas, are for good luck.And it also contains rice, which is for abundance, and pork, which is for the future.”
1hr 52mins
10 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute pork in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes. Remove pork and set aside.
  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to Dutch oven. Sauté onion and next 4 ingredients in hot oil 5 minutes. Stir in oregano and thyme, cook, stirring often, 2 minutes.
  3. Add peas, broth and bay leaf, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer stirring occasionally 45 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Stir in reserved pork, salt and next 3 ingredients. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve over rice.

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