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5 from 9 votes

Black-Eyed Peas

Flavorful black-eyed peas are easy to make with a slow cooker!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Total Cost: $2.74 recipe / $0.34 serving
Servings: 8


  • 1 med onion $0.38
  • 2 cloves garlic $0.14
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.22
  • 1 lb dried black-eyed peas $1.28
  • 6 cups water $0.00
  • 2 Tbsp chicken bouillon granules $0.52
  • 2 whole bay leaves $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes $0.05
  • 20 cranks fresh ground black pepper $0.05


  • Chop the onion and garlic and place it in the slow cooker with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Dump the dry peas into a colander and sift through to remove any stones or bad peas. Rinse thoroughly with water then add to the slow cooker.
  • Add 6 cups of chicken broth (or 6 cups of water and 2 Tbsp bouillon) to the slow cooker along with two bay leaves, 1/2 tsp of dried thyme, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker, turn the power on to High and let cook until the peas are soft. I let mine cook without checking them for three hours and they were perfectly cooked. They may have been done sooner but I didn’t have a chance to check. Black-eyed peas tend to cook faster than other beans.