New Year's Lucky Peas

Serve these peas over rice for a hoppin' John-style good-luck meal.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped cooked ham
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Toppings: chopped tomato, sliced green onions, pepper sauce


Sauté chopped onion in hot oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Stir in ham and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in peas and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.

Judy Byars, Pittsboro, Mississippi,

Southern Living

January 2006