Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas
"Our family was visiting, and we went to Disney World on New Year's Day. I just had to have black-eyed peas before midnight. Make it easy, soak black-eyed peas in the slow cooker overnight. This is a little thinner, like a very rich soup. We really enjoyed it; hope you will too! Hot buttered cornbread and chunky applesauce are my favorites to serve with black-eyed peas."
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Ingredients23 h 40 m servings 802 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Put black-eyed peas into a large container with enough cool water to cover by a few inches; soak 8 hours to overnight.
- Put ham hocks into a stockpot with 6 cups water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer until meat is falling off bone, about 90 minutes. Remove ham hocks and reserve for another use. Refrigerate the ham stock, 8 hours to overnight.
- Drain and rinse black-eyed peas thoroughly; transfer to a slow cooker. Bury one of the cooked ham hocks in the peas; add onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and sugar.
- Skim congealed fat from surface of ham stock; discard. Pour stock into slow cooker. Add enough water to cover the peas by 1 1/2 inches.
- Cook on Low for 14 hours. Season with salt.
- Cook's Notes:
- You may discard or find another use for the unused ham hocks. After cooking in the slow cooker, check for any bones that may have fallen off the ham hocks.
- This makes four servings as a very thick rich soup or eight servings as a side dish.
- Editor's Note:
- The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the ham hocks. The actual amount of the ham consumed will vary.
- Easy Cleanup
- Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
Per Serving: 802 calories; 33.1 g fat; 74.1 g carbohydrates; 53 g protein; 102 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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