Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham Recipe

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Genesis Woods Modified: March 21, 2022
Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham

This recipe calls for black eyed peas and ham to be slow-cooked with chilis, bell peppers, and various herbs and spices for a mildly-spiced hearty dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 7 hours 30 minutes
Total: 7 hours 50 minutes



  • 8ozsmoked lean ham steak
  • 1lbdried black-eyed peas,rinsed and soaked overnight
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1onion,medium, diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,diced
  • 1red bell pepper,stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 1jalapeno chile,seeded and minced
  • 1tomato,diced
  • ½tspchili powder
  • tspcumin
  • salt to taste
  • 1tspground black pepper


  1. Soak peas overnight in 6 cups of water.

  2. The next morning, drain peas and add to slow cooker.

  3. Add 4 cups of water, bay leaves and ham.

  4. Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or until the beans are tender.

  5. After 6 hours, in a large frying pan, add oil and sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and tomato for about 6 minutes or until soft.

  6. Add to the slow cooker and season black eyed peas generously with salt, cumin, chili powder and black pepper.

  7. Cover and cook on High 1 to 1½ hours more.

  8. Discard bay leaves and serve.


  • Calories: 129.68kcal
  • Fat: 3.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.95g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.63g
  • Fiber: 3.87g
  • Sugar: 3.50g
  • Protein: 10.21g
  • Cholesterol: 19.84mg
  • Sodium: 774.06mg
  • Calcium: 88.77mg
  • Potassium: 501.89mg
  • Iron: 1.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.30µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.09mg
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