Flavorful black-eyed peas are easy to make with a slow cooker!
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Total Cost: $2.74 recipe / $0.34 serving
1med onion $0.38
2Tbspolive oil $0.22
1 lbdried black-eyed peas $1.28
2Tbspchicken bouillon granules $0.52
2whole bay leaves $0.05
1/2tspdried thyme $0.05
1/4tspred pepper flakes$0.05
20cranks 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.