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  • Writer's pictureJenny Gruben

Recipe: Silly Goose Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Updated: Feb 8

closeup of black eyed peas and collard green dishes

This dynamic duo is a southern staple. Whether its a favorite throughout the year, your annual to kick off the new year or anything in between, our Silly Goose Black Eye Peas and Collard Greens are sure to be your go-to recipe! Serve together for a hearty lunch option or as the perfect side pairing.

Silly Goose Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Recipe

Here's what you'll need:

Black Eyed Peas

  • 1c dried black eyed peas

  • 1 large yellow onion

  • 1 celery rib

  • 4c vegetable or chicken stock

  • 3tsp minced garlic

  • 2tbsp olive oil

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1/2tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1/2tsp thyme

  • 1/2tsp all-spice

  • Salt and pepper

Collard Greens

  • 1lb fresh collard greens

  • 1 large yellow onion

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 4c chicken broth

  • 3tsp minced garlic

  • 2tsp brown sugar

  • 1tsp salt

  • 1/4-1/2 red pepper flakes


Lets get started with the black eyed peas. Dice your onion and celery. Set aside. Heat your olive oil in your Dutch oven on medium heat. Add onion and celery as well as your bay leaves, garlic and thyme. Stir well and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Add your red pepper flakes, all-spice and a little salt and pepper.

Pour in your stock, add peas and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir well, lower heat and partially cover. After 30-40 minutes, stir well, season with salt and pepper and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes until peas are tender.

While the peas are cooking down, begin your collard greens. Prep your collar greens, washing and cutting into 1-2inch slices. Dice your onion. Set both aside. Cut the bacon in half and cook in your Dutch oven until crispy. Set aside, leaving grease in pan. Add the onion to the bacon fat and cook until softened (about 5m). Add garlic and stir through. Next add your collard greens and stir/flip occasionally until they start to wilt down.

Add your chicken broth, brown sugar, salt and red pepper flakes. Crumble in the bacon, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for approx. one hour until the greens are very tender.

Tips from your Top Goose

  • These pair great together for a wintertime lunch or can be excellent sides to add to your main protein.

  • For a heartier black eyed peas option, add an additional celery rib and 2 sliced carrots and in the last twenty minutes, add one cup of white rice.

  • The longer the BETTER with these recipes. Don't rush them!

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