crock pot black-eyed peas & ham

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Judith Evans
Cartersville, GA

This Crock Pot black-eyed peas and 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, but they're also very easy to make. Cooking the beans with the hambone 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. A great way to use your holiday hambone too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 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
  • 2 md
    onions, chopped
  • 2 box
    chicken broth (32 oz each)
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 can
    Rotel original or flavor of your preference, I use Rotel with habaneros (10 oz)
  • 1
    ham bone with some meat still on it
  • 2 c
    bite-sized chunks of ham (from the ham bone plus any extra you want to add)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder

How To Make crock pot black-eyed peas & ham

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