Black Eyed Peas and Okra (Instant Pot)

Black Eyed Peas and Okra is a quick  and easy way to braise Southern  beans  with okra in  an instant pot  or  electric pressure cooker.
Black Eyed Peas and Okra

Black Eyed Peas and Okra

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Black eyed peas and okra (Instant  Pot) is my recipe of the day with the blogging group  Multicooker  Monday. We group together once  per  month  on  the third  Monday to share new recipes for small appliances,  such as the  Instant  Pot, Air Fryer, Sous Vide, Slow Cooker and  more.

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Black Eyed Peas and Okra

For my  selection, I decided  to  pressure-braise  some black-eyed peas along  with  okra as a simple side dish or  main dish bean entrée.

This is perfect  with some  corn bread. You might  even  like to serve  some  collard greens alongside.  Good meats might be   fried catfish or something  like pan-fried  pork chops or smoked sausages. Anything  comfort food really.

If you have leftovers, this can also be thinned into a soup if you want something  to go with sandwiches or burgers.

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Black Eyed Peas and Okra

Black Eyed Peas and Okra

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Black Eyed Peas and Okra

Black Eyed Peas and Okra

Sue Lau
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
release time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6
Calories 170 kcal


  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 8 ounces dried black-eyed peas
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces fresh okra sliced


  • Place all ingredients (except okra) in the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on manual/high for 40 minutes with vent closed.
  • Use natural release (do not quick release pressure by opening vent).
  • Open cooker and add okra; cook on manual/high with vent closed for 10 minutes.
  • Use natural release again.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 11gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 967mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 982IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Electric Pressure Cooker, Instant Pot
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7 responses

    • Yes, do an overnight soak on the peas or a quick soak (bring to boil covered in water, boil one minutes, cover and remove from heat, allowing it to rest for one hour).
      Drain the peas, rinse and drain again. Add everything to the crock and go for 8-10 hours on low.

    • Not with canned. I would saute the onion in a tbsp oil in a saucepan. Rinse and drain the canned peas. Ditch the three cups liquid, adding back maybe 1/2-1 cup of broth or water, adding everything else and simmer until the okra is tender.

  1. I LOVE okra but some in my family do not. I leave it whole and I only cook it for 3 minutes. This way it doesn’t get slimy and still has a nice texture and those who do not like it can pick it out. (more for me!)

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