I don't know about you but I'm always more than ready for fall to arrive. It's probably my favorite season. I can whip out my sweaters (ones that still fit seeing as I'm 7 months pregnant), indulge in pumpkin flavored everything, watch the leaves change and finally put my crockpot to full use. It's pretty great.
My last endeavor with my slow cooker involved black eye peas and ham. I've never been brave enough to try them until now. Dried beans kind of scare me, you know? Probably because I've had some major mishaps in the past but I decided to put that behind me and try again. Enter crockpot. And a few simple ingredients. Magic happened. It's comfort food at it's finest, especially when paired with my sweet cornbread. You can find that recipe here (along with my favorite chili recipe).
Crockpot Black Eye Peas + Ham
- 1 lb. dried black eye peas
- 8 oz. diced ham
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 TBS cajun seasoning
Rinse black eye peas and put in crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Serve with cornbread.
And that's it! How easy is that? Comfort food with minimal effort. That's my kind of meal.