These crockpot black eyed peas are not only easy but they are a hearty and warm side dish. They’re loaded with flavor and are also perfect for serving on New Year’s Day!
Looking for a side for dinner, something to bring to a potluck, or do you want good luck for New Years? Well, these crockpot black eyed peas are the way to go!
I love serving these black eyed peas with yellow cake mix corn bread. Since the corn bread is a little sweet it really compliments the flavor of the black eyed peas.
Why black eyed peas are lucky?
Have you ever wondered why black eyed peas are lucky? Supposedly the black eyed peas swell up when cooked so they represent prosperity. Corn bread which is often served along side represents gold and greens which are also commonly served with black eyed peas represent money.
To soak or not soak your black eyed peas
If possible, I highly recommend soaking your black eyed peas the night before for the best flavor but if you can’t or have forgotten, don’t worry. Your black eyed peas will still be tasty if you miss this step but even soaking them for a few hours before will help a lot.
What ingredients do I need for this recipe?
For this recipe, you will need:
- Black eyed peas: You’ll need ½ pound of dried black eyed peas for this recipe. I highly recommend letting the peas soak overnight. If you are short on time and didn’t soak, it is OK but I think the peas will have the best flavor if soaked overnight.
- Olive oil: I recommend using extra virgin olive oil.
- Garlic salt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper: To season the black eyed peas with.
- White onion: You’ll need a medium onion for this recipe.
- Bacon: There’s no need to fry the bacon beforehand. You’ll want to chop it up and throw it in.
- Water: You’ll need 4 cups of water for this recipe.
How to make
Generously drizzle olive oil on the bottom of your crockpot. Next, add the beans, seasonings, and bacon pieces before adding the water.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Check and add more water as needed.
How to store leftovers
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge. Leftovers will be good for 4 days after making.
Other crockpot recipes that you might like:
Crockpot Black Eyed Peas
- Crockpot or slow cooker
- ½ pound dried black eyed peas If possible soak the beans overnight for the best flavor
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt heaping
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt use less if sodium sensitive
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 medium white onion chopped into fine pieces
- 4 pieces bacon sliced into small pieces (uncooked)
- 4 cups water
- Generously drizzle olive oil on the bottom of your crockpot (about 2 tablespoons) then add the beans, seasonings, and bacon pieces before adding the water.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- Check and add more water as needed.