Slow Cooker Creole Style Purple Hull Peas

Slow Cooker Creole Style Purple Hull Peas Recipe

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Dennise H.


I have fond memories of shelling purple hull peas with my Aunt April and my cousins. Now I buy them at the farmers market or frozen, but I still think about those warm days on my aunt's back porch.

Field peas or black-eyed peas can be used instead of purple hulls.

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20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1/4 lb
smoked sausage
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/2 c
celery, chopped
1/2 c
bell pepper, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 medium
tomato, peeled and diced
3 c
purple hull peas or black-eyed peas
2 1/2 c
chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
tabasco sauce, to taste

How to Make Slow Cooker Creole Style Purple Hull Peas


  • 1Heat a medium, nonstick pan over medium heat. Add smoked sausage and cook until lightly browned. Drain on a paper towel. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the onion, bell pepper and celery into the pan and sauté until softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute (don't brown it). Scrape into a 4 or 6 quart slow cooker.
  • 2Add bacon, tomatoes, peas, and chicken broth to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or until beans are tender. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • 3Suggestion:Use a pound of sliced sausage and serve it over rice for a main dish. Don't forget the cornbread!

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About Slow Cooker Creole Style Purple Hull Peas

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Healthy