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slow cooker creole style purple hull peas

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dennise H.
Baton Rouge, LA

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.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker creole style purple hull peas

  • 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 md
    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

  • 1
    Heat 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.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    Suggestion:Use a pound of sliced sausage and serve it over rice for a main dish. Don't forget the cornbread!