Black-Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham, Collard Greens and Cabbage

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Black-Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham, Collard Greens & Cabbage is a great stew to ring in the new year!!

Black-Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham, Collard Greens & Cabbage
Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

This easy black-eye pea recipe that uses canned beans is a great way to use leftover ham. The ham bone gives this dish, which is somewhere between a stew and a soup, so much flavor. Whenever we eat ham for the holidays, I always freeze the bone and some ham for future recipes. This delicious black-eyed pea soup puts those leftovers to good use. If you need more ways to use leftover ham bones, check out my Slow Cooked Black-Eyed Peas with Ham, Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage, and Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham.

Black Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham Bone, Collard Greens and Cabbage

What is the meaning of black-eyed peas on New Year’s?

On New Year’s Day, it’s tradition to eat black-eyed peas for good luck and collard greens and cabbage for wealth and prosperity. So, this meal packs a triple punch of all good things for the coming year!

Are black-eyed peas healthy?

This healthy black-eyed pea soup is loaded with fiber and is relatively low carb. Black-eyed peas, which are actually beans, are an excellent source of fiber and protein and full of vitamins and minerals. Plus, you get extra protein from the ham and plenty of nutrients from the collards and cabbage.

What to Serve with Black-Eyed Peas

You can add brown rice to this black-eye peas dish if you wish, but it’s great without the rice too. You could also serve a salad on the side to round out your meal.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat

This black-eyed pea soup can be refrigerated for up to four days or frozen for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and warm in the microwave or oven to reheat.

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Black-Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham Bone, Collard Greens & Cabbage

320 Cals 19 Protein 50 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Black-Eyed Peas with Leftover Ham, Collard Greens & Cabbage is a great stew to ring in the new year!!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leftover ham bone plus 2 cups diced ham, 10 oz
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock or water
  • 1 small head cabbage, 1 1/2 lb, chopped
  • 1 bunch collard greens, stemmed and chopped (12 oz stemmed)
  • 1 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 15-oz cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium.
  • Add the onions and celery with the salt and cook until the onions are translucent and browned along the edges, 10 to 14 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute for another minute, just until fragrant.
  • Pour in the stock and add the ham bone, ham, black eyed peas increase the heat back to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the cabbage, collard greens, black pepper, and (if using) cayenne pepper.
  • Turn the heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, until the greens cook down a bit and start to become tender, 15 minutes or so.
  • Partially cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook 25 minutes, allowing the greens to cook down further and the stew to come together.
  • Remove the bone.

Nutrition

Serving: 13/4 cups, Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 752.5mg, Fiber: 13.5g, Sugar: 14.5g
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20 comments

  1. Can we use a different kind of bean – white bean or black bean? I really don’t like black eyed pea? Thanks

  2. This is so yummy! I generally hate cooked cabbage, but this was great!

  3. Wonderful use of leftover holiday ham. So good! I really liked the small amount of Cayenne Pepper used in the dish…..really gave the dish an interesting little “zip”

  4. I made this yesterday and it was soooo good! I don’t even like black eyed peas so it’s hard to find recipes I like. My husband said he would eat this all year round!!

  5. This stew was absolutely delicious! Made it today for my New Year’s dinner. Flavors melded so well. Should be even better tomorrow! Definitely a keeper! Think the suggestion for a smoked turkey leg as a substitute for the ham would work well.

  6. This was really good. I used my instant pot for 15 minutes. I used ham neck bones because they were less expensive.I couldn’t find collard greens, but only found mustard greens. It was all very delicious. I didn’t realize it was a soup/stew til later, but I absolutely ate it up. I think cornbread would have been good with it. I am going to make some tomorrow!! Thank you so much!

  7. I made this today for good luck and to use up leftover ham. Excellent. I added chicken broth and made it a soup and served with cornbread muffins.

  8. Thank you for sharing! I just made this to ring in 2022! My New Year’s Day celebration meal. Took a bite and this is so delicious! Perfect flavor. (I will now make cornbread on the side for the family members that can’t go a New Year’s day without cornbread). But I may sneak an early bowl of this now. So good! Thank you!

  9. This looks really good. I do not have a ham bone, so using some chopped ham, and I’m trying a bit of Cajun seasoning in place of the cayenne.

  10. What would you do if you only have dried black eyed peas?

  11. WOW! Looking for something different from the typical soup/stews for a cold & snowy week night dinner and I was NOT disappointed with this stew. It’s delicious! It was so easy to make, light on the budget, and a hit at the dinner table. It’s on the menu for New Year’s at my house. Family and friends always compliment me on my dinners – they think I’m such a great cook. HA! It’s 99% Skinnytaste recipes and 1% luck. Thanks Gina!

  12. We are hard core dieting for an upcoming trip and working at the last couple of lbs to lose, otherwise I might not have made this. But, there are virtually no points! My husband gave me a look when he saw what was for dinner and I kind of thought the same thing. However, this was fantastic! He doesn’t like beans, but said they really made the dish. I used Turkey ham for even fewer points, and I’m not sure you would know the difference. The hint of Cayenne is brilliant. I will definitely be making this over and over again. Thank you for keeping us skinny, Gina!

  13. This was great! Made it with leftover ham (didn’t have the bone, that’s for the split pea soup) and the family devoured it and went back for seconds and thirds. Definitely a winner.

  14. This looks great. Any suggestions for someone who doesn’t eat pork. Can you just leave out the ham bone? Or can anther meat be substituted for it?

    Thanks!