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Spicy Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are spiced up and loaded with andouille sausage. This black-eyed peas Instant Pot recipe is one of our favorites.

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Don’t just eat black-eyed peas for New Year’s Eve, try this recipe for all year round. Tons of flavor in every single bite.

I know for New Years Day it is good luck to eat pork, black-eyed peas, and of course cabbage. But, this recipe tasted so good, I can’t help but eat it all year round.

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Soak Or No Soak

Black beans are softer than say pinto beans. So you really don’t have to worry about soaking them ahead of time. Try my no soak Cuban Beans.

With the Instant Pot you don’t have to soak beans, which saves a lot of time.

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What Meat Do You Put In With Black Eyed Peas

I used andouille sausage and ham as the meats. But you are more than welcome to reach for bacon as well. Or you can go meatless if you prefer.

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How Do You Cook Dried Black Eyed Peas in the Instant Pot?

Learn how to make black eyed peas in the pressure cooker. Here is the simple directions on pressure cooker black eyed peas.

  • Add in the oil, sausage, and garlic on the Saute mode. You will cook the onions until they are softened, this takes around 5-6 minutes.
  • Now, you will pour in your broth in, and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of your pot. This will help prevent the burn notice.
  • Toss in the rest of the ingredients and place the pressure cooker lid on, sealed.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes, with a natural release for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves, and stir and serve.
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How Long Do You Pressure Cook Dried Black Eyed Peas?

I cooked my peas for 20 minutes, but if you want them a bit more tender you can go all the way to 25-30 minutes if you prefer.

You will also find if your peas are older you will need to add a little extra time as it will take longer to make them soft like you want.

What To Serve With Black Eyed Peas

Classic black-eyed peas or Hoppin Johns are generally served this way.

What Type of Seasoning is Used for Black-Eyed Peas

Depending on how you serve up these black-eyed peas varies. You will find many season with onion and garlic which is what I did. Othertimes celery is a great add-in flavor.

Ham hocks, bacon, and more are the types of meat that can be used. I reached for leftover ham and sausage.

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Are Black-Eyed Peas a Bean or Pea?

I know this might sound strange but black-eyed peas are not peas, but a variety of beans.

Black-eyed peas are related to the cowpea and is technically categorized as a legume! So, while you call it a pea, its really a bean.

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are loaded with sausage and ham, and a nice kick of heat. No soak black eyed peas recipe that is so easy.


  • 1 bag (16 ounces) dry black eyed peas
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Andouille Sausage or Kielbasa
  • 2 cups ham, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes with chiles)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  1. Turn your Instant Pot to saute, and add in your oil, sausage and onion. You will want to cook until the onions soften and the sausage is browned. This will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Once that is done, stir in your garlic and give it a quick stir.
  3. Pour in your chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of your pressure cooker. You need to remove any stuck on bits, as it will cause a burn notice.
  4. Once bottom is cleaned, turn the saute mode off. Pour in your black eyed peas, bay leaves, thyme, and ham. Top with tomatoes, and do not stir.
  5. Put lid on the pressure cooker, and set the valve to sealing. Cook manual or pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. You will naturally release for 15 minutes.
  6. After the 15 minutes release any leftover pressure and remove the electric pressure cooker lid.
  7. Remove bay leaves, stir and serve up your black eyed peas!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1592mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading.

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What is your favorite way to pair with your black-eyed peas?

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