Amy Kushnir of My Texas Today prepared this recipe on News 8 Daybreak, Saturday December 31.

Crock Pot Black-Eyed Peas


  • 3 cups of dry black-eyed peas or 2 containers Melissa s pre-soaked brand (symbolizes luck in the New Year)
  • 5 strips bacon (symbolized progress)
  • 4 stalks celery - chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 1 jalapeno - chopped
  • 1 beer
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 2 - 3 cups water


  1. If you are using dried black-eyed peas, soak them in water, making sure the water covers the peas completely for at least 3 hours (but preferably overnight). If you are using Melissa s brand in the refrigerated section, there is no need to soak them first.
  2. In a skillet, pan-fry bacon and remove to plate.
  3. In remaining bacon grease, saute celery, onion and garlic.
  4. Pour black-eyed peas into crock pot or slow cooker, add sauteed vegetables, chopped jalapeno, crumbled bacon, beer, chicken broth and water. Make sure water covers the top of the peas.
  5. Set Crock Pot on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Serve with sauerkraut or collard greens (symbolizing wealth), kielbasa (representing progress) and corn bread (representing happiness)
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