Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon


Best ever Southern-style black-eyed peas made in the slow cooker with bacon! We make these annually for New Year's!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 8 slices bacon, or more to taste

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 4 cups dry black-eyed peas

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle.

  2. Heat bacon drippings in the same pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Combine chicken broth, peas, salt, and pepper in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add crumbled bacon, sauteed onion and garlic mixture, and any remaining bacon drippings.

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

Cook's Notes:

You can use frozen black-eyed peas instead of fresh.

If you cook at a higher temperature, you may need to add an additional 2 cups of chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
4g Fat
43g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 995mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 812mg 17%

* 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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