Just the right side dish for your New Year's party.
- 1 cup Small dried black-eyes (soaked in water for 6 hours)
- 2 cup Water
- 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 Dried hot pepper (optional)
- 1 Smoked ham hock
- 1 Medium onion (chopped)
- 1 Red bell pepper (chopped)
- Drain the peas.
- Combine the ingredients in the slow cooker, and then add water to cover ingredients. Cook on low until peas are tender, but still have a bite, between 6 and 9 hours. Remove ham hock and dried pepper, if used. Cut the meat off of the bone of the hock and return meat to slow cooker.
- Serve with rice.