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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas are easy from a slow cooker!
5 from 12 votes

Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas

Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas are easy from a slow cooker! They're a tradition to have on New Year´s day too.  You will have a lucky day for every bean that you eat. Really!
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Crock Pot, Slow Cooker, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 262kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 pound bag dried black-eyed peas
  • About 2 cups water and 2 cups vegetable broth.
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce such as Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoon liquid smoke


The night before cooking:

  • Put the black-eyed peas in a large bowl and cover with water to clean. Swish your hand around in the water and pick out any beans that don't look good or that float.
  • Drain the beans. Put the beans in a very large pot or bowl. Cover with fresh water by about 4 inches above the beans.
  • Let soak on the counter overnight. They will plump up.

The morning of cooking:

  • Drain the presoaked black eyed peas and put them in the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, garlic and spices to the crockpot. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth. Now add enough water to just cover the beans. You may also use more broth instead.
  • Turn on low for about 6 to 8 hours.
  • They can also be cooked on high for 3 to 4 hours. Give a bean a pinch at the end of cooking to make sure they are the softness that you like. Or ... have a spoonful. HA! Ready to serve.


You Can Freeze Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
  • Yes, perfectly!
  • Let cool to room temperature.
    Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article How to Prepare Food for the Freezer
  • Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to defrost.
  • Put all in a large saucepan and heat through. You could also heat in the microwave.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 12Ounce | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 18g | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 867mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 6.3mg