Cajun Blaze Black Eyed Peas

Cajun Blaze Black Eyed Peas

Cajun Blaze Black Eyed Peas

A Cajun style New Years' delight.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 30 mins
Soak time8 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: cajun
Keyword: Cajun Blaze Seasoning
Servings: 16


  • 2 lbs black-eyed peas dried
  • 12 cups water
  • 8 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 lbs bacon
  • .5 cups butter
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 1 lbs ham (cooked) bite size
  • Cajun Blaze Seasoning, All-Purpose to taste


Pre-soak instructions

  • Rinse and soak peas in a large bowl overnight (at least 8 hours).
  • Strain and discard water from soak.

Cooking instructions

  • Pour 12 cups of water into a large pot, add the bouillon cubes, and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to dissolve bouillon cubs, add peas, reduce heat, and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook the bacon in a separate, deep skillet over medium-high heat (about 10 minutes). Place the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate, crumble, and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the pan with the bacon grease. Add the onions in the butter/bacon-grease mixture until they begin to turn brown at the edges (about 10-20 minutes).
  • Stir the onions and cooking fat into the peas, add the crumbled bacon, ham, and Cajun Blaze Seasoning (to taste).
  • Simmer over low heat for 8 hours until peas are soft. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.


The reason for rinsing and soaking peas (or beans) is to remove indigestible sugars that cause gas.