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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham

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Every year my mom makes a ham for Christmas dinner.  I do love ham for Christmas, but…. my favorite part isn’t eating the ham (don’t tell my mom!).  My favorite part is using the leftover ham to make black eyed peas.  My mom makes them EVERY single year and I absolutely love them!  I ask her to make an extra batch just for me.  

black eyed peas, instant pot, ninja foodi, ham, dinner, side, porkThis year I made the Christmas ham and thought…oh no!  We aren’t going to have black eyed peas!  🙁 Problem solved.  I asked my mom for her recipe and decided to make it the quick and easy version by putting it in the pressure cooker!  

black eyed peas, instant pot, ninja foodi, ham, dinner, side, porkThe good news is the black eyed peas with ham turned out AMAZING!  They were so flavorful and tender.  The bad news is that I think I will now have the responsibility of making them every year!  

black eyed peas, instant pot, ninja foodi, ham, dinner, side, porkTips for making Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham:

  1. If you would like to have a thicker mixture, use 4 cups of chicken broth.  For more of a soup texture, use 6-7 cups of chicken broth.  I personally think that 5 cups of broth is just the right amount. Adjust based on your liking!  🙂
  2. Ham and Tony Chachere’s are both rather salty.  If you like a little extra spice without the extra salt, try using Tony Chachere’s no salt version and adding as much salt as you would like. 
  3. If you don’t have any broth on hand, you can use water.  The black eyed peas will cook the same, but they will not be quite as flavorful.
  4. If you are using a holiday ham, you can put the bone in with the black eyed peas as well.  This addition will add even more flavor. 

How to make Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham:

  1. Pour all ingredients into Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Close pressure cooking lid and move valve to “seal” position.
  3. Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes.
  4. When timer beeps, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.  Do so by doing nothing!  🙂 . Just leave your pot on and allow timer to count up to 10 minutes. 
  5. Once the Instant Pot has naturally released for 10 minutes, move valve to “release” position and quick release remaining pressure.
  6. Open Instant Pot lid and stir.  The black eyed peas and ham will continue to thicken as it cools and some of the liquid continues to evaporate.  
  7. It’s time to eat!  Enjoy!

black eyed peas, instant pot, ninja foodi, ham, dinner, side, porkIngredients for making Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham:

    • 16 ounces dried black eyed peas
    • 2-3 cups cooked ham- cut into 1 inch pieces
    • 5 cups chicken broth
    • 2 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning-can substitute with Old Bay
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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Natural Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces black eyed peas (dried)
  • 2-3 cups ham (cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Tony Chacheres Cajun Seasoning

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into Instant Pot and stir.
  • Close pressure cooking lid and move valve to "seal" position.
  • Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • When timer beeps, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.  Do so by doing nothing!  🙂 . Just leave your pot on and allow timer to count up to 10 minutes. Once the Instant Pot has naturally released for 10 minutes, move valve to "release" position and quick release remaining pressure.
  • Open Instant Pot lid and stir.  The black eyed peas and ham will continue to thicken as it cools and some of the liquid continues to evaporate.  
  • It's time to eat! 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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