Living in the South means that you should know how to cook black eyed peas. This slow cooker black eyed peas with bacon recipe is so easy, and the peas tastes like they have been cooking all day on the stovetop (and while they have been cooking all day, the slow cooker does it all for you).
If you are not from the South, you might not know this. But we take New Years Day meals very seriously. And I have taken to this tradition, because why not?
I personally love the collard greens, black eyed peas and ham that is served for New Years Day dinner.
Ingredients you will need for this recipe
My grandmother also doesn’t eat turkey or chicken, so we had ham for Christmas dinner.
No one in my family wanted ham again for New Years day, so we switched things up and had BBQ chicken (my grandmother ate seared pork chops) instead.
Substitutions you can use for this recipe
You can use canned black eyed peas, if you don’t have or can’t find the dry variety. 2 cans of black eyed peas (drained and rinsed) will work well.
You can also try this Hawaiian chicken recipe too. It’s also delicious.
Yes, it’s that easy!
What are your favorite side dish recipes?
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Bacon
- 24 oz black eyed peas rinsed overnight
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 4 slices bacon cooked and broken up
- 4-6 cups chicken broth or water enough to cover the beans
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours (or LOW for 8-10 hours).