Black-eyed Peas for Two

By January 2, 2015

Submitted by Marie

I adapted this simple recipe for two people and it was perfect.


  • 1/2 lb bag black eyed dried peas(use only 1/2 bag of peas; from a 1 pound bag)
  • 3 1/2 cups water or broth of your choice
  • 1/2 bag diced frozen onions (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano or other spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt


  • press bean/chili button
  • use natural steam release method
  • makes very tender beans, my husband loved them!! and I did, too.


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8 Responses to “Black-eyed Peas for Two”

  1. Erin says:

    Great recipe! I used a bit shy of 3 c water after rinsing and sorting the beans. For spices, I added oregano, thyme, basil, pepper and smoked paprika.


  2. Linda says:

    These are so good! Next time I double the recipe!


  3. Larry says:

    Going to make this with cornbread for 12 people on new year’s day. Any suggestions? Concerned it says press bean/chili button but recipe is for 2…how long for 12 people or will that button work (bean/chili)? Thanks for suggestions.


  4. Di says:

    Thanks for the reviews and the point of adding ham. I have a ham bone and a bag of black-eyed peas. I want to make a soup using my new pot. I’m excited to see that adding these things will be ok in this recipe. This and corn bread should give me a taste of my childhood. My mom used to make this in a crock pot for Sunday dinners. My kids are teens and I’ve not yet made it! What was I thinking?


  5. Anne Morrissey says:

    I would use a smoked ham hock, perfect flavor.


  6. Mila says:

    Love this recipe! I make it with chicken stock, summer savory, oregano, pepper, ham, bacon or pork.


  7. Clyde Saunders says:

    I add a few strips of bacon (chopped) to my pot (saluted) for a few minutes (while preparing my peas). This will add the southern touch to them.


    Marie Reply:

    Great Idea! My husband suggested I add some pork, so the next time I am going to add some chopped celery and a ham hock. The bacon sounds perfect, yet I am allergic to bacon ; ( not ham, just the bacon….must be the additives…I miss eating chocolate covered bacon….


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