Crock Pot Black-Eyed Peas

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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.
  2. If you are using Melissa’s brand in the refrigerated section, skip soaking them.
  3. In a skillet, pan fry bacon and remove to plate.
  4. In remaining bacon grease, saute celery, onion and garlic.
  5. 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.
  6. Set crock pot on low, cover and cook for 6 - 8 hours.
  7. Serve with sauerkraut or collard greens (symbolizing wealth) , kielbasa (representing progress) and corn bread (representing happiness)