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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 hrs 30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
23 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put black-eyed peas into a large container with enough cool water to cover by a few inches; soak 8 hours to overnight.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

802 calories; protein 53g 106% DV; carbohydrates 74.1g 24% DV; fat 33.1g 51% DV; cholesterol 102mg 34% DV; sodium 113.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2018
I made this for New Years and it honestly was the best black eyed peas I have ever eaten. The sauce was perfect to dip the cornbread in. Great recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2016
I omitted the sugar Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2018
I made this for New Years and it honestly was the best black eyed peas I have ever eaten. The sauce was perfect to dip the cornbread in. Great recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2020
Added 1 Tbsp cumin, used pink Himalayan salt, 1/8 green pepper, 1/8 red pepper, course black pepper, 1 beef bouillon cube and 1 chicken bouillon cube. Read More
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