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Vegetarian Black-Eyed Peas

Vegetarian Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 6.

I like to have a themed menu when serving a crowd. I served this dish with hush puppies as part of a Southern themed dinner.


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 c chopped onions
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried leaf thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 16 oz dry black-eyed peas
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4-6 c vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. In a large pot over low heat, warm vegetable oil. Add onion and bell pepper: saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, red pepper, black pepper, thyme, and oregano. Saute another minute.
  3. Stir in black-eyed peas, brown sugar, and enough of the broth to cover by 2 inches. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. Uncover and cook for 30 to 45 minutes longer, or until peas are tender, adding more broth as needed.
  5. Serve hot with a sprinkling of green onions.

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