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crock pot black-eyed peas & ham

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Judith Evans
Cartersville, GA

This slow cooker black-eyed peas with ham is easy, very tasty, and wonderful with cornbread! Feeds at least 8- 10 people and no one goes away unsatisfied - Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Not only are these black-eyed peas good, they're also very easy to make. Cooking the beans with the ham bone is key to this recipe. It infuses flavor in the beans. Savory from the ham, these black-eyed peas have a little kick from the Rotel. The whole dish is flavorful. Serve with a slice of cornbread for a delicious meal to ring in the new year. It's a great way to use your holiday ham bone, too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 8 - 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot black-eyed peas & ham

  • 2 lb
    dried black-eyed peas
  • 64 oz
    chicken broth
  • 1
    ham bone, with some meat still on it or some large chunks of ham
  • 2 md
    onions, chopped
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 can
    Rotel original or flavor of your preference, I use Rotel with habaneros (10 ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder

How To Make crock pot black-eyed peas & ham

Test Kitchen Tips
We used an 8 quart slow cooker and it was very full. We suggest checking the slow cooker at 7 hours, as we noticed the beans had soaked up a lot of liquid by that point. We added a bit of water, shredded the ham, and put it back in the pot. Each slow cooker is different and our beans only took 1 hour more of cooking.
  • Black-eyed peas in a slow cooker.
    Rinse the peas. Drain and place in a slow cooker.
  • Adding chicken broth to the slow cooker.
    Pour in the chicken broth. Add water to bring the liquid just to the top of the peas.
  • Burying the ham bone.
    Bury the ham bone (or ham chunks) down into the peas.
  • Chopped onion, bay leaves, Rotel tomatoes, and garlic powder added to the slow cooker.
    Add the chopped onion, bay leaves, Rotel tomatoes, and garlic powder.
  • Black-eyed peas and ham cooking gin the slow cooker.
    Cover and set the slow cooker to low. Cook 8 hours.
  • Removing meat from the ham bone.
    At that time, remove the bone or ham chunks. Remove any meat from the bone. Cut the meat into bite-sized pieces (you want about two cups total).
  • Chunks of ham added to the slow cooker.
    Add the ham to the slow cooker. Re-cover and continue to cook for 2 more hours.
  • A piece of cornbread in a bowl of Crock Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Ham.
    Remove bay leaves. Serve with cornbread and enjoy!
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    Note: If you do not use a ham bone and have only chunks of ham, just cook on low for 10 hrs and increase the amount of ham to about 3 cups. I use a 6 quart slow cooker and it is full when all the ingredients are added. If you are having trouble with room in the pot, you can adjust the liquid to less.