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Slow Cooker Black Eye Peas

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas are a southern staple side dish and are made in about 5 hours time. These flavorful peas will have even your non-southern guest coming back for more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Lactose
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 152kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 Slow Cooker


  • 16 ounces Dried Black Eye Peas
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 2 cubs Chicken Bouillon
  • 5 cloves Garlic smashed
  • ½ White Onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
  • 5 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley minced


  • Pre-soak the beans either over night or at least an hour prior to cooking in the slow cooker (see notes section about soaking black eyed peas).
  • Place the rinsed and drained pre-soaked black eye peas in the slow cooker.
  • Layer bacon throughout the peas, followed by chicken bouillon cubes, garlic cloves, and minced onions. Sprinkle the salt, black pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Pour 5 cups of water over the black eye peas. Give the slow cooker one good mix.
  • Set the slow cooker on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours).
  • Once the black eye peas are done cooking, mix in the fresh parsley, discard bacon if you choose to, and serve immediately.


  • Rinse Peas - It is very important that you rinse and pick through the black eye peas prior to cooking with them. Remove any cracked, split, or damaged black eyed pea from the bunch.
  • Soaking - There are two methods to soaking dried beans.
    1. Place the black eyed peas in a large pot of water and let sit overnight before you are ready to cook.
    2. Boil the black eyed peas for 10 minutes on the stove top with 2-3 more cups water then it requires to fill. After the 10 minutes are up let the peas sit in the pot for 1 hour before transferring to the slow cooker.
  • Storage - Store cooled leftovers in a freezer gallon bag, freeze and defrost and eat for a later date. Don’t forget to write the date on the bag (consume within 3 months of freezing.


Serving: 0.5c | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg