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Friday, July 23, 2010

Spicy Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas Recipe (mild)

Spicy Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas (mild)

INGREDIENTS:
· 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
· 1 tsp. Liquid smoke
· 1 cup chopped onion
· 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
· 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
· 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
· 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend, or to taste
· dash crushed red pepper or ground (optional if you like spicy, but I don’t use it)
· Purified water (just enough to cover all ingredients once in the slow cooker)


PREPARATION:
Soak the black-eyed peas overnight in filtered water. The next morning, drain the water and rinse them.

Put everything in the slow cooker, stir and put on LOW setting. Cover and cook on LOW for about 7 to 8 hours, until peas and vegetables are tender. If you want it done faster, cook it on HIGH for 4-5 hours.

Serves 6.

Tips for easy prep:

Measure and put all spices in slow cooker the night before and cover.

Chop all veggies the day before and keep covered in fridge until needed.

Miscellaneous:
I found the original version of this recipe on the internet and made my vegetarian and preference changes. Allen grew up on this stuff in the South and says these are the best black-eyed peas he has ever had. I didn’t like canned black-eyed peas, and then I tried this recipe. Now I love them! They are great served with brown rice.

P.S. If you buy canned beans be sure to get Eden brand due to their BPA-free cans. You can make this recipe on the stove with canned beans.

Enjoy!
Miriam

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