You Need to Cook These Vegan Black-Eyed Peas

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Black-eyed peas are a southern staple and are also seen in many other dishes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond. What’s great about these beans is that they are high in protein and don’t require a presoak like many other dried legumes require. Normally they are cooked with some sort of pork product, but you can make them vegan and vegetarian easily by omitting it. This recipe is super simple and very hands-off, so follow this awesome recipe and try making it tonight for dinner!


Here are your basic ingredients for the recipe: onions, garlic, veggie stock, black-eyed peas, water, tomatoes, tomato paste, and brown sugar.


  1. Heat some oil over high heat in a large pot.
  2. Add in onions until translucent and then garlic just for a minute so they don’t burn.
  3. Add your vegetable stock, black-eyed peas, water, tomatoes, tomato paste, and brown sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  5. Add more water if too much gets evaporated. Cook until the beans are tender
  6. Add salt and pepper last because salt will make the beans go hard during the cooking process.
  7. Serve with vegetables like collard greens and rice and enjoy!