Using a slow cooker makes easy work of this classic, long-simmered, delicious southern dish. Serve over cooked white rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
13 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place black-eyed peas in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

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  • Pour 6 cups water into a pot; add ham hock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour. Transfer ham hock to a plate to cool and reserve 4 cups of the cooking liquid.

  • Layer soaked peas, andouille sausage, onion, celery, and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker. Remove meat from ham hock and add meat to slow cooker. Sprinkle bay leaves, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes over the top. Pour reserved cooking water over peas mixture.

  • Cook on High until peas are tender, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 30.9g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 24.2g; cholesterol 55.1mg; sodium 754.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2018
I did use Ham instead of Sausage, we really liked it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2018
I did use Ham instead of Sausage, we really liked it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Made as directed. Enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Used the bone from my Christmas HoneyBaked ham instead of ham hock and eliminated the andouille sausage but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out SO delicious!! Served with corn bread it was a perfect New Year dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
I love this! Followed the recipe exactly. I can t stop eating it even had some cold first thing in the morning???? I think it s the Andouille sausage that makes this so delicious. Don t leave it out or substitute. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2021
This was a delicious. We made it as is and all enjoyed it. Next time, I may use just ham, as it's a flavor I'm more used to. But this is still a great recipe as is. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2018
When I made this I didn't have sausage in the house so I just used ham. It was still good. It will definitely become part of our winter comfort foods! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
I chose this recipe because of the andouille sausage. This stuff is amazing. It s the best pot of black eyed pease I ve ever made. This will be my go to recipe from now on. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2019
Didn't change anything in the recipe just served it as a stand-alone dish instead of over rice. Tasted great had zero bad comments...:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Very good. Added cooked rice to the pot after the beans were done. Much like red beans and rice. Thanks for the recipe. Read More