Slow Cooker Spicy Black Eyed Peas - black-eyed peas, pepperoni. chicken broth, green onions, stewed tomatoes, jalapeños, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, cayenne pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, and rice. It is a meal in itself! Just add some greens and cornbread to complete the New Year's Day spread!
Place dried black eyed peas in slow cooker. Cover with water 2 inches above peas; let stand 8 hours or overnight. Drain.
Combine soaked black eyed peas, green onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, pepperoni, chicken broth, chicken bouillon, salt, ground red pepper, garlic, and stewed tomatoes in slow cooker. Cover and cook at LOW 8 hours.
Stir in rice; cover and cook an additional 30 minutes.
Can substitute turkey pepperoni, chopped bacon slices, or ham for the pepperoni.
I use instant white rice. You can substitute instant brown rice. Brown rice takes longer to cook, so make sure to check the rice for doneness before serving.
For a less spicy dish, make sure to remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeno chile.
Use a can of MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles for a milder dish.
Can I cook the peas on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes! You can cook the peas for 4 hours on HIGH.