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Spicy Chipotle Black-Eyed Peas Recipe
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Spicy Chipotle Black-Eyed Peas

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"A very spicy and surprisingly flavorful way to prepare black-eyed peas in a slow-cooker. It's perfect for a New Year's party."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a skillet; cook and stir the orange bell pepper, celery, carrot, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker; mix in the black-eyed peas, water, and vegetable base, stirring to dissolve the vegetable base. Stir in the chipotle peppers, about 1 tablespoon of the reserved adobo sauce (or to taste), liquid smoke, cumin, and black pepper.
  2. Cook in the slow cooker on Low until the black-eyed peas are very tender and the flavors are blended, about 8 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2010

I cut the recipe in half from 20 to 10 servings and I used chicken stock instead of the veggie base/water. Garnished it with cilantro and crumbled bacon and it was very good. Spicy yes but it is supposed to be. I will make this again and Happy New Year 2010!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2010

The carrots totally ruined this for me, they made it too sweet, will try again without the carrots, and add more garlic and chipotle , a cheese garnish would be good, creative idea , but it needs tweeking...

Jan 07, 2010

I made this recipe exactly as written and we all LOVED it! Yes, it is spicy...but that should be expected as the description DOES say it's very spicy (honestly, have you ever had a chipotle pepper that wasn't)? This was an excellent dish to have on a very cold day. Even my picky 14 year old daughter ate it up! I would not change a thing with this recipe and urge you to try it if you like spicy foods.

Jan 01, 2012

Came across this recipe last year when I was looking to expand my vegetarian cooking capabilities. I remember it being so spicy, I could hardly eat it. I made it again this year with a few adjustments. I cut the recipe in half, then I doubled or tripled all the veggies. I did not pre-cook the veggies, I just threw everything into the crock pot, because I was short on time, and a few hours in a crock pot will turn them into mush anyway. I put in only half of the "better than bouillon soup base - as it has a lot more sodium than the nutritional info in the recipe seems to imply. I crushed two big cloves of garlic, and chopped up only about 3 chipotle peppers from the can, and added them and whatever sauce was sticking on them into the crock pot. (Two large and one smaller one.) I'd say that the majority of Americans would still find the result to be quite spicy. Be careful with those chipotle peppers and Adobo sauce! I guess I was not supposed to soak the black-eyed peas overnight, so the result is a little soupier than expected, and was ready more quickly than the recipe states. But that worked out well, because I skipped lunch, so I was hungry early. And it was yummy-licious, and I'll have to make it again soon!

Jan 02, 2010

My husband likes this, but it's too spicy hot for me and I only added two chipotle peppers, and none of the sauce. Very smoky flavor. If you like that sort of thing, and heat, then this is for you!

Mar 21, 2011

I made this and combined some elements from CB"s Black Eyed Peas. Everyone Loveed them Yea :))

Jan 01, 2014

We love we had this tonight and it was great! I made some additions of jalapeno instead of Adobe because I didn't have any. I also added spinach, roasted diced tomatoes, kale, potato. It was soon good along with homemade cheese bread. YUM!

Jan 23, 2013



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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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