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Southern Black Eyed Peas

Delicious Southern Black Eyed Peas made with smoked turkey is savory and simple. Served over a bed of rice, perfection!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Soul Food, Southern
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 16 oz dried black eyed peas
  • 2 lbs smoked turkey tails
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 64 oz low sodium chicken broth or regular,
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Sort & rinse the beans under cold water.
  • Let the beans soak overnight, or do a quick soak( directions should be on the back of the package of beans).
  • Place the turkey tails into a large pot, and pour in 32 ounces of chicken broth.
  • Turn the heat on high, and boil the turkey tails until tender.
  • After the beans have been soaked, drain the excess liquid.
  • Add the beans into the pot with the turkey tails,, and pour in remaining chicken broth.
  • Add in the minced onion, and garlic.
  • Stir the ingredient, cover, and turn the heat to medium.
  • Let cook for 45-55 minutes, but be sure to stir occasionally.
  • Check the beans to make sure that they are nice and tender, if not cook for a while longer.
  • Taste the beans, add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve over rice, and enjoy!