New Year's Black-eyed Peas Recipe With Ham May Bring You Luck by 30Seconds Food
Southerners don't just eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, they eat them year 'round. This easy black-eyed peas recipe with ham cooks in a slow cooker, so it's ready and waiting when the dinner hour approaches. With only seven simple ingredients – black-eyed peas, ham, onion, celery, garlic, seasoned salt and hot sauce – this southern recipe is in the slow cooker in no time.
Serve these slow-cooked black-eyed peas as a meal with cornbread or as a side dish with chicken, pork, beef or lamb. It's said if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, you'll be lucky in the coming year. We hope that's true!
Prep Time: 6 to 24 hours to soak peas
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 14 to 32 hours
- 1 bag (16 ounces) dried black-eyed peas, rinsed, picked over and soaked according to package directions
- 1 smoked ham hock or 1 - 2 cups chopped cooked ham
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1 - 2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional)
- 4 cups water
Here's how to make it:
- Drained the soaked peas. Pour into a slow cooker.
- Add all the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on low heat for about 8 hours or until black-eyed peas are tender. If using a ham hock, remove the meat and add it to the peas, discarding the bone. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
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