Total Time
7hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 hrs

From About Southern U.S. Cuisine website. This recipe makes some delicious black-eyed peas for New Years Day or anytime of the year. A true southern delight. Note: you can use chicken broth in place of some of the water for more flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cover peas with water to 3 inches over the peas.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Place ham hock, sliced onion, bacon, pepper, garlic and salt in the slow cooker/crock pot.
  4. Pour in 3 cups water.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH until peas are tender and ready to go into the crockpot.
  6. When peas are tender, transfer to the slow cooker/crock pot.
  7. Reduce heat to LOW; cover and cook for 7 to 9 hours.
  8. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with hot cornbread.
Most Helpful

Delicious flavor and tender peas. I have been eating canned peas every New Years but the flavor is gritty. This recipe is easy and the flavor is amazing.

jmatkinson5 January 01, 2015

I just added a lil sugar and it was perfect
great recipe!

mshappi November 11, 2012

Delicious flavor and tender peas. I served these as a side dish. I didn't have a ham hock, so used some diced smoked Black Forest ham - perhaps a little too much. It was a salty ham so these came out very well seasoned. I will serve the leftovers over rice for a nice leftover meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for Bargain Basement Tag.

PanNan January 03, 2010