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.

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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.

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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. 😉

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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!

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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!

Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas

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!).

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

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

  1. Boil the peas for 10 minutes in water and then strain out the water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307|Total Fat: 11g|Saturated Fat: 4g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 7g|Cholesterol: 31mg|Sodium: 997mg|Carbohydrates: 31g|Fiber: 6g|Sugar: 6g|Protein: 21g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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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!

December 23, 2013 | Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by Linda

33 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas”

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

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  2. This was my first year successfully making black eyed peas to bring in the new year. My boyfriend absolutely loved it! This recipe was so easy to follow. Thank you for helping me find an easy recipe for this annual dish.

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  3. here i a recipe from a 72 year old x fairground labourer.. black peas should be cooked for 1+hrs along with medium ham shank according to the amount of peas. when finished remove from heat and remove shank for later. next add two or three pinches of ground mace and stir. of course add salt and vinager to taste. and eat of a plastic fork/spoon not metal. hope you enjoy. also peas can be bought in any amount from bryn corn suplies, bryn road ashton-in-makerfield, just off the A58

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  4. Really tasty, great recipe. I found my 17 yr old fishing around in the slow cooker with a cracker while it was cooking which was a good sign. Messy though – we had words.
    I am in the UK so when a recipe is in cups I just guess quantities and flick it in with the wrist. But it worked a treat. Hurrah! That is how we talk.

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      • So do you boil the peas in the stock and add the whole thing to the crock pot? Or strain the peas and then put them in with the rest of the ingredients?

      • Hi Steph,

        Good question. You just boil the peas in water and then strain out the water and put them in with the rest of the ingredients, including the broth. I have updated the recipe to make it clear.

        – Linda

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