A New Year tradition and especially important for 2021! Happy New Year everyone, make sure to eat your Black Eye Peas for luck!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pieces of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12-16 ounces collard greens, fresh, chopped into bite size pieces, stems removed (I buy them already cut up)
  • 1 cup ham, cut up
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans black eye peas (15.5 ounces each with liquid)


In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat on medium for a couple of minutes. Add olive oil. Add article and onion and cook approximately 5 minutes. Add collards to the pot, stir and cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Add cut up ham and broth. Salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 25 minutes. Add both cans of black eye peas and stir. Cover and cook another 10-15 minutes. Great served with corn bread!

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