New Year's Black Eyed Peas
Cook Time: 180 minutes
Total Time: 180 minutes
Place onion, celery, carrots, red bell peppers, cooked bacon, ham, garlic, thyme, oregano, pepper, black eyed peas, chicken broth, and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Stir.
For Unsoaked Peas: Cook on high for about 4 -5 hours or low for about 6-7 hours. For Soaked Peas: Cook on high for about 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours or low for about 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 hours. Do not open the lid during the cooking time.
Add spinach ½ hour before end and allow to wilt.
Remove bay leaves before serving.
Taste and stir in salt, as desired. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
Garnish with chopped parsley.