Happy New Year! This year’s black-eyed pea recipe is my favorite so far…and the easiest, as it spent all day in the slow cooker. The smoked turkey leg added a ton of flavor and made this dish more of a meal. Here’s to a fantastic 2015. Cheers!
Smoky & Spicy Black-Eyed Peas (Adapted from myrecipes.com)
3 cups fresh shelled black-eyed peas
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 jalepenos, minced
2 cups turkey (or chicken) broth
1 smoked turkey leg (about 12 oz)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
Place everything except hot sauce in the slow cooker and stir well to combine. Set the slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours. Stir to break apart turkey meat, then remove the bone and bay leaf. Serve with hot sauce and enjoy lots of good luck in the New Year!