In the past, common beans were associated with the working class because of their low cost. Today, they are considered to be economical sources of nutrition.
Cooking Tip #1
Optional Blackeye Pea Pre-Cook: While not required, some cooks suggest quickly boiling blackeye peas before cooking. Cover beans with water and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the water and cook beans in beef, chicken, or vegetable broth.