Black eyed peas are super healthy and this Instant Pot Spicy Black Eyed Peas recipe is one you will love. With a dash of spice this flavoursome recipe is one you will love to cook over and over again in your pressure cooker. Read on to learn how to cook black eyed peas the best way!
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DO YOU NEED TO SOAK BLACK EYED PEAS?
Like most legumes, Black eyed peas can be soaked before cooking. Soaking black eyed peas helps to reduce cooking times as it rehydrates the peas prior to cooking. To soak your peas before cooking you simply place them in a a bowl fo water for over six hours.
However for this particular recipe you don’t need to rehydrate or soak your black eyed peas. This recipe cooks the peas from dry and the liquid in the recipe and cooking times allows for. the peas to come out juts right.
ARE BLACK EYED PEAS GOOD FOR YOU?
As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are a great source of soluble fibre, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Black eyed peas are very nutritious and high in folate, manganese and vitamin A. One cup of black eyed peas has zero fat and is only 160 calories.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR Instant Pot black Eyed Peas
- 1 (16 ounce) bag dry black-eyed peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cups andouille sausage, sliced and halved (or other smoked sausage)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups ham, diced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chiles
- Salt and pepper, to taste
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How to cook black eyed peas
Using the saute mode, heat the electric pressure cooker until “hot.”
Add the olive oil, sausage, and onion.
Saute until the onion is softened and the sausage is browned, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic.
To the electric pressure cooker, add the chicken broth and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove any cooked on bits. This is called deglazing.
Cancel the saute mode. Stir in the salt, peas, bay leaves, thyme, and ham. Pour the tomatoes with chiles on top and do not stir.
Place the lid on the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to “manual” or “pressure cook” for 20 minutes.
Naturally release for 15 minutes when the cook cycle is complete and then quick release the remaining pressure.
Remove the bay leaves and stir the peas before serving.
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