Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas on New Yeas Day are a family tradition we’ve been following for as long as I remember. It’s full of flavor with onion, garlic and ham. It will warm you on a cold winter day, for sure.

If you like simplifying dinner with a Crock Pot you should also go check out our Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham, Bourbon Chicken and Pizza Casserole. Making meals this way really makes my time in the kitchen so much better. I don’t want to stand over the stove if I don’t have to.

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas on New Yeas Day are a family tradition we've been following for as long as I remember. It's full of flavor with onion, garlic and ham.

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

Serving this meal on New Years Day is a Southern United States tradition said to bring prosperity and good luck for the new year. My family has made these for about as long as I can remember!

Ingredients:

  • Black Eye Peas
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ham
  • Tomatoes
  • Broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley

How To Cook Black Eyed Peas

How To Cook Black Eyed Peas

Our favorite way to cook these is in the slow cooker. It makes it a great “set it and forget it” recipe. That’s perfect for New Years Day because chances are you stayed up pretty late the night before!

  1. First, dice your ham and onions.
  2. Add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker except the fire roasted tomatoes.
  3. Cook for five hours on high.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and cook for another 30-60 minutes.
  5. Serve it up with some fresh parsley for garnish.

See? It’s so easy.

What Are Black Eyed Peas?

A black eyed pea is a legume that is white with a black spot in the middle. Sometimes, they are also called a black eyed bean or a got pea.

You will find these at the grocery store in the bean section. They come in a can and dried in a bag.

Are Black Eyed Peas Good For You?

Well, these legumes are full of great nutrients. They are packed with protein and are a rich source of soluble fiber. They also have a good amount of iron, magnesium!

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas on New Yeas Day are a family tradition we've been following for as long as I remember. It's full of flavor with onion, garlic and ham.

I hope you enjoy your New Year and that this recipe DOES bring you luck and prosperity!

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

Servings: 8
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 lb dried black eye peas
  • 2 C chopped ham
  • 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 5 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 TBSP fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Soak black eye peas (At least 4 hrs)
  • Rinse off the beans
  • Dice onion, set to the side
  • Chop ham, set top the side
  • Prep slow cooker with a coat of non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the onion, garlic, black eye peas, ham and chicken broth in the slow cooker.
  • Put lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for about 5 hours.
  • Add your fire roasted tomatoes and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Check to see if fully cooked.
  • If not cook on HIGH for 1 more hour.
  • Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg

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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas on New Yeas Day are a family tradition we've been following for as long as I remember. It's full of flavor with onion, garlic and ham.

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2 comments on “Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas”

  1. Evelyn Sanders

    If you use a Slow Cooker Liner, fast clean-up.
    Don’t pick up the liner to transport it or burns
    might occur. Dip out with a ladle. Have used them ever since Reynolds came out with them!
    The new ones are BPA free.

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