Crockpot Black Eyed Peas

about the recipe

Crockpot Black Eyed Peas are hearty comfort food that is perfect for any occasion.  Using a slow cooker, we let the black-eyed peas simmer to a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture.  Along the way, they will absorb a medley of flavors from accompanying ingredients like bacon, garlic, and onion.  The result is a savory, comforting dish you’ll turn to again and again.


– 16 ounces dried black-eyed peas – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 8 ounces bacon chopped – 1 onion chopped – 2 celery ribs chopped – 3 carrots peeled and diced – 1 tablespoon minced garlic – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper – 8 cups chicken broth – 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar – 1 teaspoon sea salt – ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

– Rinse the black-eyed peas well and place them in your slow cooker.

– Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon, onion, celery, and carrots.

– Cook for 8 minutes. Add the garlic, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 more minute.

– Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker and add the broth and red wine vinegar.

– Cover and cook on HIGH heat for 6 hours. 

– Add the salt and pepper, and cook for 15 more minutes or until the black eyed peas are tender.