Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

This easy Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas recipe is super rich & flavorful, with smokey bacon, pimento, & spices that give the tender peas a kick!

bacon ham jarred diced pimento onion garlic dry black-eyed peas salt pepper cayenne pepper bay leaves smoked paprika chicken stock or chicken broth tomato paste


Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode. Once hot, add chopped bacon and diced ham. Cook bacon and ham for 8-10 minutes, until some of the bacon fat is rendered. Turn off the heat and remove all but about 2 tablespoons of fat from the pot.


Add diced onion and pimento to the pot. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the onion starts to turn translucent.


Add the remaining ingredients to the pot; stir well. Lock on the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual, high pressure, 10 minutes. Once the cook cycle is over, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. Manually release the remaining pressure and stir the peas.


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