Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens – Maebells
Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens are the best Southern comfort food! Tender vegetables, salted ham, and spicy jalapeños are the best slow cooker food.
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For a delicious bowl that will warm your soul, look no further! These Crock Pot black-eyed peas and kale have the perfect blend of textures. It is very easy to make and can be prepared in advance.
This recipe requires sautéing and cooking slowly. You could complete the step of skipping the night before, store it in the fridge, then just throw it away and turn it on before you leave for work in the morning! If you have a multipurpose pot (like an instant pot that has stir-fry and slow cooker functions), you can do all of this in a pot.
Ingredients for Crock Pot
As always, here’s a quick refresher on the ingredients you’ll need for Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. To get the full recipe, just keep scrolling.
- Kale – Chopped Try to get these as fresh as possible for the best flavor and texture
- Olive Oil – I used extra virgin olive oil for the highest smoke point.
- – Chop the onion and chop the onion and jalapeños. You can also add some pepperoncini if you want to add a little extra kick.
- Canned products – Tomatoes with green chili peppers (called RoTel here) and Black Eyed
- Peas Ham – Sliced or grated will work in this recipe. You can also replace ham with other meats, such as bacon, smoked sausage, Canadian bacon, etc.
- Chicken broth – I like the taste of chicken with ham better, but vegetable broth would probably add great flavor as well.
- Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic, onion, jalapeños
How to Make Black-eyed Cabbage and Peas
This recipe calls for some stir-frying on the stove before cooking in the slow cooker, but it’s definitely worth it! You can also use a multi-purpose pot (such as an instant pot that has stir-fry and slow cooker functions), then you would avoid having to transfer the soup.
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Sauté vegetables, garlic and onion
Take a large, deep skillet and heat it to medium. Add the olive oil and then add the onion and garlic. Sauté only until the garlic is fragrant. Be very careful as garlic can burn very quickly.
garlic is fragrant, add the sliced leaves to the pan. You may not have room to add them all at once, so just add a few handfuls at a time and stir until all the greens have withered.
Simmer and transfer to slow cooker
Add the rest of the ingredients, then cook until the broth begins to simmer. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker for the final step. Simmer for at least 4 hours, but feel free to go a little longer. The longer they are cooked, the more tender the curly cabbages become.
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The absolute best accompaniment to this recipe is cornbread with cheese. For a little sweetness to counter the jalapeños, try these White Corn Sweet Potato and Cheddar Muffins. If you like spicier things, you’ll love this jalapeno cornbread!
Store These peas and cabbages should be stored in an airtight container in
the fridge for up to 4 days.
This dish can be frozen in an airtight bag or container for up to 6 months. However, kale begins to change texture, so it is best to eat it within 3 months.
these black-eyed peas and kale in
30-second bursts, stirring in between, until completely heated.
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