Southern Black-Eyed Peas


  • 1 lb dried black-eyed peas soak overnight covered in water
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 ham hocks


  1. Drain the soaked black-eyed peas and place in the crock-pot or slow cooker. Top the beans with the ham hocks. Cover with the water and add the salt, pepper, onion, and celery. Place the lid on the cooker and cook on high 1 to 2 hours then lower heat to low and cook for 8 hours.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Delicious served with hot (brown for health reasons) rice and cornbread!