Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas or Hoppin John
By The Southern Lady on December 30, 2010
1 (16 oz bag) dried black-eyed peas (you could use canned black-eyed peas)
1 (16 oz can) chicken broth
1 ham hock or one cup diced, cooked ham
1 clove of garlic minced
1 cup diced celery
1 small onion, chopped
1 (16 oz) can diced tomatoes (optional)
1 (16 oz) can chopped okra (optional)(can use frozen okra)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Rinse peas, add to crockpot with enough water to cover all ingredients. Add chicken broth, ham, garlic, celery and onion, salt and pepper. (If you just want black-eyed peas, stop here with recipe and cook on high for 4 hrs. or low for 7 hrs. or until peas and celery are cooked). The tomatoes and okra can be added half way into the cooking for a recipe more like Hoppin John.
You could also make this in a pot on top of the stove. Just cut the cooking time until the black-eyed peas are tender.
This makes a meal by itself served with cornbread. You can also serve this over rice.
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