Here is an easy Instant Pot black eyed peas and ham recipe as well as how to make it in a crockpot too. Using dry black eyed peas and ham hocks this recipe is great to have on hand after the holidays when you have a lot of leftover ham or year round!
Ok we are back with a crockpot and Instant Pot black eyed peas and ham recipe! No matter what method you use this comes out hearty and is really cheap to make too. If you have a pressure cooker at home we have this + 101+ Instant Pot recipes to choose from. (originally published 5/18, affiliate links present)
Ninja Foodi Black Eyed Peas
The perfect leftover ham recipe ever I tell you! Make it in your Crockpot Express, Ninja Foodi or IP. These aren’t just ordinary peas, they have luck in that bag too. 😉 If it is near New Years Eve you might want to make this because it’s tradition. They’re pretty amazing year round too though.
We are going to focus on Instant Pot black eyed peas today but will share other methods of cooking as well. I will say using a pressure cooker to cook dry beans in general is your best bet. You can get them super tender in very little time and there is no soaking required really.
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- This is a great InstaPot cookbook and a set of wooden utensils are great to grab too.
- I HIGHLY recommend you buy this non stick pot.
- You should still deglaze pressure cooker after sautéing but it won’t have as many issues with this better liner.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
We started using dry beans in our pressure cooker first when we made the most amazing no soak Instant Pot baked beans.
Then went on to make pressure cooker bean soup. Now we just can’t stop cooking from scratch because it’s so easy!
Black Eyed Peas and Ham
You can really add as many seasonings as you’d like, or just keep it simple as we did in the instructions below. If you want to know the best way of how to cook ham hocks this is it. Just throw them in first with the other items around them. Cut off meat at the end and discard bones etc..
Pressure Cooker Black Eyed Peas and Ham Recipe
You can use just the ham hock too if that is all you have. It will lend to a lot of flavor but it is nice to have some diced ham inside too.
I find you can make it two ways, as a kind of black eyed peas soup and a thicker version where it is more like a baked beans consistency with ham in it. Either way it’s super flavorful and homemade in every way.
This Instant Pot black eyed peas recipe below is thicker but you can thin either one out with just some broth or water.
Easy Black Eyed Peas Recipe
We are a sucker for soups year round, and especially when it is chilly outside. Of course you can make black eyed peas and ham on the stovetop.
Ever since I bought my Instant Pot I just don’t see the need for that when you can get beans and such tender in 30-60 minutes flat without soaking at all overnight.
Follow our Crockpot black eyed peas recipe here, or make slow cooker Hoppin John using canned or frozen that are already softened.
Here’s a quick step by step but there’s a printable recipe card at the bottom too.
Time needed: 40 minutes.
Black Eyed Peas and Ham
Dice your oven baked ham leftovers into bite size pieces if you aren’t using a ham hock.
All ingredients into your pressure cooker. Close lid and steam valve.
Set Instant Pot to pressure, high, for 30 minutes.
Do a natural release for 10 minutes, release rest of steam and enjoy!
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Instant Pot black eyed peas
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas and Ham
- 16 oz black eyed peas dry beans
- 1 ham hock or 1.5 c. diced ham
- 2 cans diced tomatoes 10-14 oz cans, petite diced is best
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 1 stalk celery
- salt and pepper to taste
- All ingredients to pressure cooker. Close lid and steam valve.
- Set Instant Pot to pressure, high, for 30 minutes.
- Do a natural release for 10 minutes, release steam and enjoy!
Sunday 8th of January 2023
Made this recently and it was fantastic! Great taste, quick and easy to get into the IP and very hearty!
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Monday 9th of January 2023
Monday 28th of January 2019
I made this tonight with seasoned ground meat garlic onions and bell peppers. So good. These pressure cookers are what’s up