Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas


These crockpot black-eyed peas are flavored with jalapeño pepper, cumin, ham, and bacon for a spicy slow cooker side dish. Perfect for potluck dinners and barbecues!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins


  • 6 cups water

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed

  • 8 ounces diced ham

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced

  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt, to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Pour water into a slow cooker; add bouillon cube and stir to dissolve.

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  3. Stir in black-eyed peas, ham, bacon, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt.

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    Overhead of black eyed peas cooking and mixing together in a slow cooker.

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  4. Cover and cook on Low until beans are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

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  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
3g Fat
30g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 613mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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