These Instant Pot Hoppin' John are not your traditional black-eyed peas. They are boldly flavored with a bit of spicy heat from Serrano pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh herbs, ham hock, sausage, veggies, and chicken broth.
Add the bay leaves, thyme, parsley, seasonings, chicken broth, tomatoes and chilies, black-eyed peas, and sugar to the pot. Stir all of the ingredients. Cover the pot with the lid, set the Instant Pot to the Beans feature, and cook for 28 minutes.