Didn't do it in the crock pot but in a dutch oven on top of the stove. Added a clove of minced garlic, a stalk of celery sliced, a carrot sliced, about 1/2 cup coarsly chopped onion and 1/4 cup water. Cooked it about 1 hour on low heat. Also added just a dash of cayenne and forgot to put the peanuts on it. We both really liked it!