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.
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
- 1 lb. dry black-eyed peas
- 32 oz. box chicken broth
- 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 cup diced ham you can add a ham bone or ham hocks for more flavor
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 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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Please update with printable recipe. This looks so good!
Great recipe and so easy to make. My family loves this!
Great dish. So easy to make.
This was so delicious. I usually cook this on New Year’s Eve but I couldn’t wait to try this recipe. It was easy and so good!!
Made these crock pot black eye peas with a country ham hock and your recipe is awesome! Will be making it again for our New Year’s Day tradition and I know every one else will love them too! Thank you so much for your delicious recipes! Merry Christmas ??
I made this a few days ago to try out for New Years Day. Let me just say, “It’s a definite winner.” I’ve never added tomatoes in my black eyed peas, but it really tasted great! I will surely be making these again on NYD!
I make this every New Years. I use rotel tomatoes also, just because I like tomatoes and a ham hock.
Really good. Going to make them for New Years Eve
Love this recipe . I will say to cut back on the salt I use Johnsonville summer sausage …Add cut into small bite size pieces at the beginning. Then cook like the recipe says.
I have always used the crockpot for my black eyed peas. I add a smoked ham hock to the crockpot and use chicken broth. I use dried beans because I want them to soak up the flavor of the cooking liquid.
This is a very good recipe. I actually tweeted it. I have a vegetarian family so I add some collard greens and garlic. No meat but a nice veggie broth. Super delicious
Perfect recipe for New Years Day!! So good!
This was really good. My first time making black eyed peas and they came out great. I will definitely be making these again. Thought we needed all the luck we could get for 2021.
Do you recommend freezing leftovers of the Black Eyed Peas?
I’m the only one that likes them in our family so it would be nice to freeze them for future meals.
Love this easy tasty recipe.
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Yes, you can freeze the leftovers on black eyed peas. I place them in a freeze bag and they should last for 3-6 months in the freezer. Thanks.
Just what I was looking for Saturday this week. Happy New Year!
This recipe is what led me to your website. I took a gamble & decided to try it for our New Year’s Dinner — it didn’t disappoint.
It made quite enough to share with a neighboring widow lady and she absolutely loved it. THANK YOU!