Mom's Black-Eyed Peas

Tender chunks of beef are cooked with onion in butter, then simmered with black-eyed peas. This is a family variation of a Lebanese green bean and meat stew that we eat every New Year's.


8 servings


1 cup butter
2 onions, sliced into thin slivers
3 pounds cubed beef stew meat
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, sliced, or to taste
3 (16 ounce) packages frozen black-eyed peas


Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir the onions in the melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender and the juices have cooked away, about 30 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and peas; pour in enough water to cover. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat until the peas change color and are tender and hot, and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 1 hour.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579; Total Fat: 33.7 g; Cholesterol: 151 mg; Sodium: 792 mg; Total Carbs: 28.8 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g

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