Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas grab some heat and spice from jalapeno peppers and cumin in this flavorful slow cooker preparation that also includes diced ham, bacon, bell peppers, onion, and garlic. Perfect for pot luck dinners and barbecues.

Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

6 cups water
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced
8 ounces diced ham
4 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
salt, to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Pour the water into a slow cooker, add the bouillon cube, and stir to dissolve. Combine the black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, ham, bacon, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir to blend. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until the beans are tender.

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