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Instant Pot Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
~by Josie Smythe
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dry black-eyed peas
  • 1 lb ham, cut up
  • 1T bacon fat (or oil)
  • 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
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth
Steps
  1. Rinse black-eyed peas & set aside.
  2. Turn on Saute function & wait for it to display "HOT"
  3. Add the bacon fat & let it melt.
  4. Add ham, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, chipotle peppers & adobo sauce
  5. to the pot and saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add broth & scrape any stuck on food off the bottom of the pot to prevent a Burn message.
  7. Add black-eyed peas & bay leaves; stir.
  8. Put lid on pot & make sure vent is in the Sealing position.
  9. Cook on Manual (or Pressure Cook) / High Pressure for 20 minutes;
  10. 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.
  11. Quick Release any remaining pressure.
  12. When the float valve drops down remove the lid.
  13. Stir the black eyed peas & remove the bay leaves.
Notes
  • I used homemade chicken broth that is very low in sodium. 
  • If using canned broth you may want to decrease or omit the salt. 
  • You can adjust or omit the cayenne pepper, chipotle peppers & adobe sauce if you don't want them spicy.