Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is a southern tradition. It is thought to bring prosperity in the new year. One legend associating black eyed peas with good luck goes back to Civil War times. Sherman’s army had pillaged the food supplies of southerners on his March to the Sea. However the army left the peas along with pork believing they were animal food. Southerners considered themselves lucky to be left with food to help them make it through the winter. This recipe for Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup is a great way to add the peas to your menu for New Year’s Day. Serve along with cornbread (which symbolizes gold) for a hearty meal! Click here to read more about the tradition. Happy New Year!

Crock Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup


Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. 1 pound black eyed peas
  2. 1 can tomatoes with green chiles
  3. 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  4. 6 slices bacon
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 3 medium potatoes, cubed
  7. 1 cup chopped ham
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Presoak beans either overnight or with a quick soak.
  2. Cook bacon then break into small pieces. Use bacon drippings to saute onions and potatoes.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the crock pot including salt and pepper to taste. Then add enough water to cover all the ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.
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14 comments on “Crock Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

  1. I’ve never made black eyed peas but I really want to try out this recipe! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!!

  2. We like lots of kinds of beans at our house, but for some reason I never cook black-eyed peas. That needs to change, particularly since this is a crock pot recipe. Thank you! Pinned!
    Blessings, Leigh

  3. That looks great and so easy to make. Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party.

  4. This crock pot soups looks delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. Happy New Year to you and yours! It has been many years since we tried having black eyed peas on New Years Day! Maybe this recipe will change all the crazy things that happened. LOL! I may use my brand new insta pot. Thank you for sharing. HUGS

  6. Yum! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year!

  7. Going to try and make this ,It looks so good
    Happy New year

  8. We wound up not doing black eyed peas this year because I couldn’t find any way my family might have eaten them! I think this soup would have done the trick – it looks delicious! Tucking away to try (maybe even before next New Year’s!) Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!
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