Slow Cooker Black-eyed Peas

soy-free, gluten-free
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Black-eyed Peas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 195kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 cups of water or enough to cover the beans and about 1 inch above
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeƱo powder
  • hot pepper powder chipotle etc., to taste
  • smoked salt and pepper taste
  • Tabasco on the side for serving


  • In the morning: Add everything except salt and pepper to your 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours.
  • Before serving: Taste and adjust seasonings if needed and add salt and pepper.


This uses a 4 quart slow cooker. If yours is larger you may need to add extra water.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 13g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4.9mg