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Hot-and-Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 8 hrs, 30 mins
Soak time 8 hrs
Yield 12 cups
Bake Buttermilk Cornbread after adding rice to the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package dried black-eyed peas
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 (3-ounce) package pepperoni slices, diced
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quick rice

How to Make It

  1. Place peas in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover with water 2 inches above peas; let stand 8 hours. Drain.

  2. Combine peas and next 8 ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook at LOW 8 hours. Stir in tomatoes and rice; cook, covered, 30 minutes.