Now that Christmas Day is over, let’s think a little about New Years. Have you heard it’s good luck to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day? Is it a Southern myth? A superstition? Well, I eat them and have found a new favorite way to prepare them. Black Eyed Peas Made Easy In The Crock Pot is the way.
I’m one who doesn’t really believe in superstitions, but I happen to love black eyed peas. It’s a good excuse for some comfort food after all of the traditional holiday fare we have been enjoying.
- 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 lb dried black eyed peas
- 2 C chopped ham
- 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 5 Cups chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP fresh parsley as garnish
- Soak black eyed peas (At least 4 hrs)
- Rinse well after soaking
- Dice onion, set to the side
- Chop ham, set to the side
- Prep slow cooker with a coat of non-stick cooking spray.
- Add the onion, garlic, black eye peas, ham and chicken broth in the crock pot.
- Put lid on the crock pot.
- Cook on HIGH for about 5 hours.
- Add your fire roasted tomatoes and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- Salt to taste.
- Check to see if fully cooked to your liking.
- If not cook on HIGH for 1 more hour.
- Garnish with parsley.
- Some may enjoy black pepper or a little hot sauce.
- Great way to use up any leftover Christmas ham.
- Serve with your favorite side items.
If you have plans to be more organized and have better time management in the New Year, I’m going to be focusing a lot on crock pot recipes to help with this.
Here’s a few to try.