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Instant Pot Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
~by Josie Smythe
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dry black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 lb pork belly, fat cap removed & cut up
  • 1/2 lb ham, cut up
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 chipotle peppers, diced
  • 2 T adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers
  • 5 bayleaves
  • 6 cups broth
Steps
  1. Rinse black-eyed peas & set aside.
  2. Saute the pork belly & ham in batches until browned .
  3. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, chipotle peppers & adobo sauce
  4. to the pot with the meat and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Add broth, black-eyed peas & bay leaves; stir.
  6. Cook on Manual (or Pressure Cook)/High Pressure for 30 minutes;
  7. 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.
  8. Open pot, stir & remove the bay leaves.
Notes
  • *Pork belly & ham amounts are guesstimates, I didn't weigh mine. 
  • Add as much pork/ham as you want. You can also use just pork, ham or bacon, or omit the meat. 
  • I used chicken broth but you could also use ham broth or vegetable broth.