I made this yesterday for our New Years Day meal. It was very good! A bit spicy, which I like.
8 oz smoked lean ham steak, diced (or a ham bone, which is what I used)
1 pound dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and soaked overnight
2 bay leaves
1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 tsp chili powder ( I used chipotle)
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
salt to taste
Soak peas overnight in 6 cups of water. The next morning, drain peas and add to slow cooker. Add 4 cups of water, bay leaves and ham. Cover and cook on high 6 hours or until the beans are tender.
After 6 hours, in a large frying pan, add oil and saute onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and tomato until soft, about 6 minutes. Add to the slow cooker and season black-eyed peas generously with salt, cumin, chili powder and black pepper. Cover and cook on high 1 to 1 1/2 more hours. Discard bay leaves and serve.
Yields 8 servings of 1 cup each for 3 pts or 4 pts +