Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out that Black Eyed Peas are totally yummy.

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

I originally put together this recipe this past summer for my Southern-themed birthday party, and it was a total hit. I used some Cajun spices and liquid smoke to give it a little kick!

I made it in the pressure cooker which was delicious, but I though that converting it to a slow cooker recipe would make it even that much more user-friendly.

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

I wanted to get this recipe up in time for all of you who like to cook traditional black-eyed-peas for New Years Day… so, here it is. You’re welcome. ;)

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

This is really easy to put together – just saute the bacon and vegetables, then toss it in the crockpot with the peas, broth, and aromatics.

A few hours later, voila!

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

Sorry for the quick and dirty post today – holidays are making me crazy!

Here’s your recipe :)

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or water
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Splash of Cajun hot sauce (tabasco works just fine)
  • ½ tsp. liquid smoke flavoring
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a sauté pan and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon, onion, bell pepper, and garlic, then sauté 3 minutes, or until the onion begins to brown and the bacon renders its fat. Transfer to the insert of a slow cooker.
  2. Add the peas and broth, tomatoes, oregano, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper, and liquid smoke. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours, until the peas are soft.

 

Comments

    • says

      Hi Valerie – yes, the bacon fat goes right into the crockpot along with the sautéed vegetables. I used a store bought Cajun seasoning, but you can also make your own if you prefer! Just google “Cajun seasoning recipe” :)

    • says

      Hi, Andrea! I’ve never tried it with frozen black eyed peas, but I would imagine since they would be pre-cooked you wouldn’t need to cook them as long or add as much liquid. I’d try thawing the peas, draining them, then adding them to the slow cooker as directed with just a small amount of the cooking liquid. Experiment a bit and let me know how it turns out!

  1. Lydia says

    Delicious! I didn’t have any cajun seasoning, but added a couple of splashes of chipotle Tabasco sauce and chunks of chicken. Just used water, not even broth…. Yum. :-)

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