Man this was good! I'm from Georgia, and I've eaten black-eyed peas all my life. I serve black-eyed peas and champagne every New Year's Eve for good luck, and then have them again as part of the New Year's Day dinner. Being able to just throw this together into a crock pot and not have to worry about it was great. The only thing I did differently was to add a 1/2 cup of pickled jalapenos. Thank for posting.<br/><br/>Made this again this year. this year I used 1 can of hot Rotel and 1 can of diced tomatoes with herbs, plus sliced up a couple of fresh jalapenos and added diced onion. Came out great--spicy just the way we like it!
I made this recipe for New Years - it was delicious and easy! I added minced onion and garlic, a little ground cumin, and also used a ham bone left over from Christmas dinner (in place of the ham hock). But, I'm sure the recipe turns out fabulously without any altering. Next I'll try a vegetarian version using this as a guide.
These were wonderful! I added everything that the recipe called for plus a chopped up onion. They were even better the next day!. I have found my New Year black eyed pea recipe! Thanks so much for posting!!