Smokey Sweet Black Eyed Peas and Greens
Don’t just reserve black eyed peas for New Year’s luck. This combination of sweet, smoky and hot peas with the freshness of the greens is welcome any time of the year that you want to feel lucky.
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 1minute
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 1minute
Cook Time
  • 1teaspoon oiloptional
  • 1 onionthinly sliced
  • 2-3cloves garlicminced
  • 1cup red pepperdiced
  • 1 jalapenoor other hot chile, minced
  • 1-2teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2teaspoons chili powdermild or medium
  • 1 1/2cups black-eyed peasdried, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 dateschopped fine
  • 1cup Wateror vegetable broth
  • 15ounces Fire Roasted Tomatoeswith green chilies, 1 can
  • 2cups greenschopped, kale, collards or Swiss chard
  • saltto taste
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté. Dry sauté the onion for a few minutes, adding some of the water if the onion starts to stick.
  2. Add the garlic and peppers and sauté for another minute. Add the smoked paprika and chili powder along with the peas and dates. Stir to coat them with the spices.
  3. Add the water, stirring well to be sure that nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Lock the lid on the Instant Pot. Cook on Manual at high pressure for 3 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally when time is up.
  5. Once pressure has released, carefully open the lid, tilting it away from you. Add the tomatoes and greens and lock the lid on the pressure cooker for 5 minutes.
  6. Open the Instant Pot. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add salt to taste. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Photo Credit: Kathy Hester