Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Ham and Bacon. A delicious, easy, rustic recipe with plenty of lucky ingredients for the New Year! -

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Ham and Bacon {lucky food for the New Year!}

Cooikng black eyed peas in the slow cooker builds flavor over hours for a mouthwatering final dish!

Course main
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker black eyed peas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 354 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ½ teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves , chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots , scrubbed and cut into ‘coins’ (round 1/2” sliced)
  • 2 pound Ham Shank or Hocks
  • 4 thick slices Smoked Bacon , cut into 1/2-inch slices across the width
  • 2 15-ounce cans Black Eyed Peas , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup low sodium Chicken Stock
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  1. In a medium skillet heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until they just begin to soften but are still firm and not fully translucent. Add to the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle the carrots on top of the onions and garlic. Layer on the ham shank, bacon, black eyed peas, stock and spices in that order.
  3. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours until the ham is fully cooked. Strip the ham from the bone (discard the bone) and tear into bite-size pieces. Add back to the slow cooker and stir in.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Ham and Bacon {lucky food for the New Year!}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 311mg13%
Potassium 443mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2600IU52%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.