Black-Eyed Pea Succotash

Did you know it's good luck to start the new year with black-eyed peas? That and the delicious flavors and textures of this recipe are all the reason we need to make it every year.

Black-Eyed Pea Succotash
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
9 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound frozen black-eyed peas

  • 1 pound frozen butter beans or lima beans

  • 5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped

  • 1 cup okra, fresh or frozen and thawed, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 cup halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes

  • 2 scallions, trimmed and sliced


  1. Place peas and beans in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium and cook 30 minutes or until tender; drain.

  2. In an extra-large cast-iron skillet cook bacon pieces over medium until crisp. Set aside to drain on a paper towel.

  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet. Sauté onion, okra, bell pepper, and jalapeños in skillet over medium until onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.

  4. Add corn and bacon. Season to taste with kosher salt and ground black pepper; cook an additional 5 minutes. Stir in peas and beans, butter, tomatoes, and scallions. Heat through. Keep warm until ready to serve. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
9g Fat
36g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 42.3mg 212%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 731mg 16%
Folate, total 129.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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