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Black eyed peas to ring in the new year

Black eyed peas to ring in the new year

30 Dec 2020 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

A traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity is the black-eyed pea. Many people make it a point to enjoy a big bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. It’s no wonder they bring luck, black eyed peas are highly nutritious and are a good staple food. Black eyed peas are rich in fiber and protein, which make them an excellent energy source.

How to make black-eyed peas in the slow cooker. How to make black-eyed peas in the slow cooker.



Start by soaking the beans overnight (7 hours or so).

Drain water from the beans

add the chicken broth and other ingredients. Stir


On LOW: 10 hours OR

On HIGH: 6 hours

  • Dried black-eyed peas
  • Chicken broth
  • Petite diced tomatoes
  • Cooked bacon
  • Diced ham
  • Diced sweet onion
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Pepper
  • Salt
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