Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas

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Crockpot black-eyed peas are a super easy way to make delicious black eyed peas for New Year’s or anytime. Smoked meat, garlic and onions for the perfect southern-style feel.

Crockpot black eyed peas

If you’re a fan of soul food classics, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with a unique twist on a beloved dish – crockpot black-eyed peas. This humble legume has been a staple in soul food recipes for generations, but it’s time to take your taste buds on a new journey.

Introducing a mouthwatering crockpot delight that will transform the way you think about black-eyed peas. Infused with a blend of garlic, onion and slow-cooked to perfection, this twist on a classic will leave you craving more.

The secret to this recipe lies in the perfect balance of flavors. Every mouthful is a burst of smoky and savory goodness, enhanced by the tenderness of the peas. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, this dish can easily be customized to suit your preferences.

Get ready to savor the rich history of soul food while infusing your kitchen with delightful aromas. Step outside your comfort zone and let these crockpot black-eyed peas take center stage in your next meal.

Indulge in a culinary experience that pays homage to tradition while enticing your taste buds with a unique twist. Get ready to fall in love with black-eyed peas all over again.

How To Make Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas

Ingredients needed

  • Raw black-eyed peas
  • Smoked meat (tips below)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt & black pepper

The best meat to choose for the recipe

The classic smoked meat is normally ham hocks. But, any type of smoked meat such as turkey necks or even back will work. The saltier the better because the smoked meat flavors the entire dish. In the recipe I used a smoked ham hock.

Crockpot black eyed peas

Making the crockpot black-eyed peas

  1. First, this recipe needs to be started the night before. You’ll need to let the beans soak in water overnight.
  2. The next day before starting the crockpot, bring 4 cups of water to boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Add the smoked meat then put a lid on the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. While that is cooking, lightly sauté the diced onion and minced garlic. Lightly season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Next, drain the beans that had been soaking overnight then add them to crockpot. Toss in the sautéed onion and garlic then pour in the water from the smoked meat and add the meat in as well.
  5. Cook for 6 hours on high in the crockpot. Once done season the crockpot black-eyed peas to taste with salt and pepper.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many hours to soak black-eyed peas?

It’s best to soak peas overnight. Around 8-10 hours is a good sweet spot for soaking the beans. Add water before bed the the next morning make the recipe and allow them to cook all day to be ready for dinner.

Do I have to soak the beans before cooking?

Technically no, there are plenty of recipes out there that do not soak the beans before hand. You will need to add more time for cooking.

What to serve with black-eyed peas?

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Crockpot black eyed peas

Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas

Crockpot black eyed peas are a super easy way to make delicious black eyed peas for New Year's or anytime. Smoked meat, garlic and onions for the perfect southern-style feel.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 serving

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounce black-eyed peas, raw
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced (depending on size of the cloves )
  • 1 package smoked meat (ham hock was used in the recipe)
  • 4 cups water
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, this recipe needs to be started the night before. You'll need to let the beans soak in water overnight.
  • The next day before starting the crockpot, bring 4 cups of water to boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Add the smoked meat then put a lid on the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • While that is cooking, lightly sauté the diced onion and minced garlic. Lightly season with salt and black pepper.
  • Next, drain the beans that had been soaking overnight then add them to crockpot. Toss in the sautéed onion and garlic then pour in the water from the smoked meat and add the meat in as well.
  • Cook for 6 hours on high in the crockpot. Once done season the crockpot black-eyed peas to taste with salt and pepper.
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