Cook Blackeye Peas in Minutes in the EZ Bean Cooker for New Years!

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Eating Blackeye Peas on New Year’s Day is said to bring luck for the upcoming year. Cook these delicious and healthy beans in minutes in the EZ Bean Cooker with no presoaking necessary.

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Blackeye Peas cook even more quickly, in just 15 minutes.

For many, consuming Blackeye Peas on New Year’s Day is an annual tradition to bring luck for the upcoming year. They can be cooked in minutes in the EZ Bean Cooker, with no soaking required. Blackeye Peas are a small, white legume with a black dot that creates the appearance of an eye. They are a good source of fiber and are packed with vitamins and minerals, including zinc and iron. This earthy-flavored legume pairs well with ham in the traditional recipe called Hoppin’ John, or can be made into the popular, colorful and flavorful dip known as Texas Caviar.

Blackeye Peas can be prepared easily in the EZ Bean Cooker. The EZ Bean Cooker is a small, electric kitchen appliance that uses pressure cooking technology to cook dry beans quickly, with no presoaking necessary. Simply add ingredients to the cooker, select the preset bean variety button, push “Start” and walk away. The EZ Bean Cooker cooks most beans in 30 to 50 minutes. Blackeye Peas cook even more quickly, in just 15 minutes. With a simple recipe book that features one-pot meals, the EZ Bean Cooker is an essential kitchen appliance for busy families, those who want to be healthy, and people who love kitchen gadgets.

Try this Hoppin’ John recipe from the EZ Bean Cooker User Manual; eat it on New Year’s Day in hopes of bringing luck and good fortune:

Part 1
1 pound Blackeye Peas
7 cups Water
4 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon Ground Thyme
1 cup diced Ham, precooked (set aside)
1 cup chopped Onions (set aside)

First, sort the Blackeye Peas: remove and discard any foreign material or shriveled/discolored Blackeye Peas. Then rinse with cold water. Next, place the sorted and rinsed Blackeye Peas in the inner cooking pot of the EZ Bean Cooker; add the water, vegetable oil, and additional seasonings. Select the Manual Cook button and use the Adjust Time buttons to add 10 minutes, and then push Start.

Part 2
1 cup Long Grain White Rice
2 cups Water

Once the cook cycles are complete carefully release the pressure and open the lid. Add the white rice and additional water. Close the lid and lock into place. Turn the pressure release valve to the Closed Vent position. Select the Manual Cook button, use the Adjust Time buttons to add 10 minutes, then push Start.

While waiting for the second cook cycle to complete, sauté one cup of chopped onions in a pan with olive oil. At the end of the cook cycles, carefully release the pressure and open the lid. Add 1 cup of diced ham and the sautéed onions, stir all ingredients to combine. If desired, add salt to taste. Serve and enjoy.

For additional information on the content of this release and the EZ Bean Cooker, please contact Meghan Walker or visit

About EZ Bean Cooker

EZ Bean Cooker, LLC was founded in January 2011 in Colorado and introduced the EZ Bean Cooker to the U.S. market in the fall of 2011. By offering a time-saving, affordable and simple to use product, the EZ Bean Cooker provides people with an easy way to be healthy and eat more nutrient-rich beans. For information, visit

Meghan Walker, National Sales and Marketing Manager
EZ Bean Cooker, LLC

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