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Southern Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Oven baked Black Eyed Peas recipe made from dried beans. Expect the classic deep smoky Southern flavors to elevate this dish, whether you serve it by itself or in your favorite recipes!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 42 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, Southern
Keyword: Beans, Black-Eyed Peas
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • Dutch Oven


  • 1 lb dried black eyed peas, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 lb pork belly
  • 1 whole head garlic trimmed 1 inch off the end
  • 1 small yellow onion quartered
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp each, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 cups water or broth


  • Add all the ingredients to dutch oven or oven safe heavy pot with oven safe lid. Give it a quick stir and bake at 350F degrees for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until beans are soft and creamy.
  • Remove bay leaf and whole garlic head. Peel off the garlic skin and return cooked garlic back to the pot. Press soft garlic against the pot using the back of a wooden spoon and then stir into the beans.
  • Serve hot. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months for better flavor.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg