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10 Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for the New Year

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Do you celebrate the New Year with any family traditions? Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is common in the South…it’s said that these tasty little beans bring good fortune and luck. A traditional Southern plate of luck would also include cooked greens and pork along with those black eyed peas, all representing prosperity, money and positive motion. Who would pass up a delicious plate of that?

Though I technically have grown up in the South, I wasn’t really aware of this tradition until I was a little older, the last few years to be exact. I love to eat black eyed peas year round, so eating them for ‘luck’ on New Year’s Day is practically a no-brainer for me. There are plenty of ways to serve them up, so if you are looking for a New Year’s Day recipe for black eyed peas look no further…enjoy these 10 black eyed peas recipes to ring in the New Year.

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10 Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for the New Year

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0 thoughts on “10 Black-Eyed Peas Recipes for the New Year

  1. Curt says:

    You gotta be from the south! I haven’t eaten black eyed peas since I moved out of Texas! I need to pick the best of these recipes and go to the store and get some!

  2. Italian Notes says:

    I could use a little luck, and I love black eyed peas, so I might try this for New Year’s Day:)

  3. Donna Chaffins says:

    It’s cabbage in my family. That’s all my Mom ever fixed on New Year’s Day. Cabbage is suppose to bring good luck. Usually sauerkraut. She was told by some neighbor when she was in her late twenties that if you ate sauerkraut on New Year’s Day the rest of the year would be sweet. :)

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