I remember my mom telling me in elementary school that black-eyed peas on the first of the year were good luck. It seemed so silly, but I ate them anyway.
Now with my own kids, it’s a tradition even if we’re not “luck” kind of people. What’s even better is we have learned to make them from dry and they’re done in the instant pot in under an hour.
They’re chock full of folate, vitamin A, and even a bit of protein. So here’s to a great start to the new year and continued health the whole year through.
How to cook black eyed peas in the instant pot
You will need a few simple ingredients for tasty, soft, and nutritious black eyes peas. Perfect for the new year or anytime. They are full of folate and other vitamins and nutrients, making it a wonderful part of your diet this year.
- One pound of dry black eyed peas
- 4 cups broth of choice
- half of a large onion cut into slices
- 3 sliced cloves of garlic
- Salt to taste
Recipe for pressure cooked black eyed peas in no time in the Instant Pot!
Place beans inside of your pot. Then pour in all of your broth. We used chicken broth, but vegetable or beef froth would also be tasty depending on your desires.
Set the time for manual / Pressure cook for 40 minutes. We used a 3 quart instant pot, but any size will do, the smaller the pot, the faster to pressurize and depressurize.
Let it cook and naturally release pressure. And serve it up to the family for good luck in the new year or good health all the year through!
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!