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Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe is so easy and inexpensive. This is the best way to cook black eyed peas and there is so much flavor.
Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe:
If you are looking for the best way to cook black eyed peas, this Crock Pot black eyed peas recipe is so flavorful. The crock pot does all of the work and everything simmers together perfectly.
You will love this easy recipe and even your kids that are hesitant to eat black eyed peas will love this. The tomatoes and ham really give it a ton of flavor.
Do you serve black eyed peas on December 31st or New Years Day? Lots of people traditionally enjoy these for New Years to bring good luck but we love them all year round.
Whether you believe eating black eyed peas brings good luck or not, this recipe is amazing and sure to be a hit. You also might like to try our Crock Pot Split Pea Soup recipe or one of the other Black Eyed Peas Recipes.
Why are Black-eyed Peas eaten on New Years Day?
Black Eye Peas are eaten on New Years Day to bring good lunch for the year. It is a tradition that we do every year. Make sure to get your ingredients ahead of time so you can start this crock pot recipe in the morning.
Can I use a Ham Hock?
Yes, you can use ham hock to cook with the black eyed peas. If you made a spiral ham over the holidays, we always like to freeze our ham hock. This recipe is perfect to add in your frozen ham hock or use it in a pot of brown beans.
If you don’t have a ham hock, you can buy one from your local meat market or just use diced ham. The diced ham or ham hock gives them beans so much flavor.
Once the black eyed peas are done cooking, remove the ham hock and shred any meat that is left on the ham hock.
Can I make Black Eyed Peas without Soaking them?
You can but the cooking instructions differ. If you do not want to soak the beans, cook on HIGH for 7 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Ingredients for Crockpot Black Eyed Peas:
- Dry Black-eyed Peas
- Chicken Broth
- Petite Diced Tomatoes
- Diced Ham (you can add a ham bone or ham hocks for more flavor)
- Onion, diced
- Minced Garlic
How to Make Black Eye Peas in a Slow Cooker:
- Step 1 – Soak Black-eye Peas – Start by soaking the black-eyed peas overnight or a quick soak. In the morning drain the water.
- Step 2 – Add ingredients to Slow Cooker – Add the chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes, ham, onion, garlic, and pepper. Stir with the dried beans.
How long do I Cook Black-Eyed Peas?
- Step 3 – Slow Cook Ingredients – Place in crock pot and cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours or HIGH for 6 hours. Do not open the lid during the cooking time.
What to Serve with Black-Eyed Peas:
- Dinner Rolls – It is delicious with these easy homemade dinner rolls. We love to use the rolls to get every last drop.
- Cornbread – We also love it with this easy homemade cornbread. My husband crumbles his cornbread on top for added flavor.
- Jalapeno Cornbread – You can also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage – Serve the beans with this Crock pot corned beef and cabbage for another great idea.
- Fried Potatoes – Fried potatoes are delicious with this black eyed peas recipe.
How Long to Soak Black Eyed Peas?
We recommend soaking the black eyed peas overnight. I like to wash the peas and make sure to remove any debris or dirt from the black eyed peas.
Once you are ready to start cooking them, make sure to rinse and drain the water that the peas soaked in.
- Add in Kielbasa – Feel free to add in kielbasa instead of the ham for a variations.
- Chicken Thighs – This recipe would be delicious with chicken thighs. You can use leftover chicken thighs or cook the chicken with the peas.
- Add in Bacon – For added pork flavor, add in bacon with the diced ham. You can use pork bacon or turkey bacon.
- Make it spicy – We love to make this with a little kick to it. Add in slice jalapenos or sprinkle in a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
- Large Pot – You can also make these black eyed peas on the stove top in a large pot.
- Broth – We prefer to use broth for added flavor, but you can use 4 cups of water.
How to Store Leftovers:
These slow cooker black eyed peas are delicious leftover. We like to store in individual containers for an easy lunch the next day. We think they taste even better the next day. As the ingredients really marinate together.
If stored properly, they will last about 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
How to Freeze and Reheat Leftovers:
If you prefer, you can freeze your leftover black eyed peas. Place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
When you are ready to serve, thaw in the fridge and then reheat. We recommend reheating on the stovetop but you can also reheat in the microwave.
Print the recipe for slow cooker black eyed peas below:
Crock pot black eyed peas
- Start by soaking the black-eyed peas overnight See notes if you want to skip soaking the peas.
- In the morning drain the water.
- Add the chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes, ham, onion, garlic, and pepper. Stir.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours. OR HIGH for 6 hours. Do not open the lid during the cooking time.
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