1 cup Small dried black-eyes (soaked in water for 6 hours)
Drain the peas.
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)salt
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.