1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
˝ lb thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
1 large yellow or white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 C dried black eyed peas
4 C chicken broth
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
⅛ tsp cayenne
˝ tsp pepper
Splash of Tabasco
˝ tsp liquid smoke
Heat the olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat.
Add the bacon, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 10-12 minutes, until the bacon renders its fat.
Transfer to crock pot
Add the peas, broth, tomatoes, oregano, Cajun seasoning, black pepper, and liquid smoke to the slow cooker.
Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours, until the peas are soft.