This recipe comes from Our-Southern-Roots.com. It’s a southern tradition to eat Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day in the south. They are usually made with pork, bacon or hog jowls. Hog jowl can be thinly sliced and eaten just like bacon. It adds delicious salty pork flavor to this dish but feel free to substitute bacon. This rich, hearty comfort food dish is mildly spicy thanks to the addition of chili powder. You don’t have to be southern to partake in delicious Bacon Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day!