Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

This Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas recipe takes just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year’s Day!).

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

Black eyed peas in crock pot recipe! Just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year's Day!).

I originally put together this recipe this past summer for my Southern-themed birthday party, and it was a total hit. I used some cayenne 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 black eyed peas recipe would make it even that much more user-friendly. And I know you want to know how to cook black eyed peas in a crock pot.

Black eyed peas recipe slow cooker. Just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year's Day!).

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. 😉

Black eyed pea recipe! Just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year's Day!).

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

A few hours later, voila!

Looking for black eyed peas recipes? You have found a great one! Just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year's Day!).

These crock pot black eyed peas are delicious on their own, but I also like them served with rice or piled on top of garlic bread.

For New Year’s Day, pile them on top of cornbread.

Leftovers taste even better the next day, so don’t be afraid that you’re making too much all at once.

You can also freeze these peas in freezer bags or jars to keep on hand for an easy meal.

If you’re looking for a meatless version, check out my recipe for vegan black eyed peas!

Here’s the black eyed peas slow cooker recipe!

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Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas Recipe

This Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas recipe takes just a few minutes of prep, then everything gets tossed in the slow cooker! Black eyed peas are the perfect comfort food (especially for New Year's Day!).
4.5 from 103 votes
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound thick-cut bacon - finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow or white onion - chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper - finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled and minced
  • 2 cups dried black eyed peas
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Splash of Cajun hot sauce - Tabasco works just fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

Instructions

  • Boil the peas for 10 minutes in water and then strain out the water.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat. Add the bacon, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 10-12 minutes, until the bacon renders its fat. Transfer to the insert of a slow cooker.
  • Add the peas, broth, tomatoes, oregano, Cajun seasoning, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and liquid smoke to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours, until the peas are soft.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 997mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g

Traditional for New Year's Day (but delicious all year long!), Black Eyed Peas are creamy, comforting, and entirely crave-worthy! Make them easy with this black eyed peas crockpot recipe!

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  1. 1 star
    As far as cooking the black eyed peas, it was fine. However there was WAY too much oregano, and it took over the taste of the whole thing. Also besides the overwhelming taste of oregano, there was too much garlic and you didn’t even taste the smoke flavoring. Overall very disapointing. Will not make again.

  2. Want to use the pressure cooker instead of slow Cooker. Can I use same ingredients? and how long to pressure Cook at 15 lb.?