This is an easy and tasty InstaPot black-eyed pea dish for New Year’s Day or any everyday family dinner. Black-eyed peas are a Southern tradition for New Year’s Day. There are multiple theories about how this tradition began, a couple of them relating to the Civil War. But whatever the source, if you grew up in the South, you likely were served black-eyed peas for New Year’s Day.

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Black Eyed Peas and Ham
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Soup, Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Soup, Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice the celery and green onions, mince the garlic, and dice the ham.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in an InstaPot.
  3. Cook on high for 45 minutes.
  4. Serve in a bowl along with some of the cooking liquid.
Recipe Notes

For a traditional Southern New Year's Day meal, serve the black-eyed peas with collard greens, cornbread, and a pork chop.

You can use other meat than ham to flavor the black-eyed peas. Salt pork, bacon, or pork sausage could substitute for the ham.

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