Not My Mother's Black Eyed Peas
Author: Michael Rushlow
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Zesty Black Eyed Peas with smoked turkey drumsticks, celebrate the New Year, or any other time of the year!
  • 1 pound black eyed peas, soaked overnight (or at least a few hours)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 7 or 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño, chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 2 smoked turkey drumsticks
  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in pressure cooker
  2. Add onions and sauté for a couple minutes
  3. Add garlic and peppers, continue sautéing for another minute
  4. Add in white wine, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce
  5. Pour in chicken stock, Ro-Tel and water
  6. Add the black eyed peas and bring to a simmer
  7. Add cumin, chili powder, celery seed, oregano and cayenne pepper
  8. Add in drumsticks (you can cut the meat off the bone first if you like, I like to put them in whole and remove the meat from the bone later)
  9. Turn heat to high
  10. Lock cover in place and bring to high pressure
  11. When pressure is reached, lower heat to maintain and set timer for 30 minutes
  12. When time is up, remove from heat and let pressure neutralize naturally
  13. If you put the turkey legs in whole, remove them to a plate
  14. Put back on heat, bring to a simmer and stir for a couple minutes
  15. While beans are simmering, cut meat from drumsticks, keeping an eye on the pot
  16. Add turkey meat back in with beans
  17. Add salt and pepper to taste, and remove from heat
  18. Serve with rice and greens
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