Sunday, September 27, 2015

B.B.'s Pickled Black-Eyed Peas - The Crown of Southern Cooking

The other day I gave you a little tease of this recipe, B.B.'s Pickled Black Eyed Peas, from "The Crown of Southern Cooking".
It really is so delicious, and a bit addicting.

Not being in the south, field or crowder peas were a bit challenging to find, but Walmart did have field peas. The kind I found were well seasoned, so I gave them an extra good rinse. If you are a ways from the south, you may have to check your big stores for that ingredient. If you absolutely can't find them, I would just substitute another can of pinto, and another can of black-eyed peas.

Truckin' Man has loved this most as a side dish with his meals, while I love it most as an appetizer. But, I have enjoyed it both ways. Little bit sweet, little bit tangy, and every bit delicious.

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B.B.'s Pickled Black Eyed Peas 

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 large onion, diced (I used red for the color splash)
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
2-15 oz cans blacked eyed peas
2-15 oz cans field peas (crowder peas)
2-15 oz can pinto beans

Mix marinade in a large bowl. Combine sugar, salt, black pepper, oil, vinegar, and mustard.  Stir well. Add onion and bell peppers.  Mix until all are combined.

Rinse black-eyed peas, field peas, and pinto beans. Drain well.  Add to marinade, stirring gently until beans are covered. Refrigerate. Make at least one day ahead.

***Note: Can be made up to a week ahead of time. Flavor only gets better with time!

Recipe Source: The Crown of Southern Cooking


  1. I just made a HUGE batch of bean salad too. We adore legumes. This looks great, Kris.

  2. LOVE the color given by the red onion, hate the flavor. that said, every other piece of this salad sounds magnificent!

  3. I love love love the way this salad looks - and I really like the yummy (healthy) chips you are serving with it. I think I will try this soon!

  4. That did turn out very pretty! I will have to give it a try.

  5. That did turn out very pretty! I will have to give it a try.

  6. Hi, I pinned this recipe. Thank you for sharing.