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Tam's Black Eye Peas Recipe
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Tam's Black Eye Peas

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"Southern comfort food to warm the heart! Goes GREAT with hot water cornbread!! Use beef smoked sausage if you prefer."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Place the smoked turkey leg, sausage, onion, garlic salt, black pepper, and seasoned salt into a large soup pot; pour in water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Stir the black-eyed peas into the soup, adding more water as needed to cover peas by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Again reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender and have begun to break apart, about 1 more hour.
  3. Remove turkey bones and tendons from the turkey meat and discard the bones. Add sugar and simmer until the soup is slightly creamy and thickened, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes
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Nov 17, 2010

I left out the hot beef link sausage and used dried peas. This was awesome. The smoked turkey leg gave a far superior flavor than my usual smoked ham hock. Will make this my standard recipe for black-eyed peas. Thanks for sharing.

 
Jan 03, 2011

Very tasty! I made these black eyed peas for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a huge hit! I used dried peas as well. I used only one diced sausage link and the smoked turkey leg. Honestly, the turkey leg by itself is probably good enough for seasoning these peas. Thanks so much for this recipe!

 

29 Ratings

Jan 10, 2011

Made this for New Years 2010! Absolutely the best!!! I truly don't think you could top this. I couldn't find a smoked turkey leg so I used a smoked turkey sausage and I added all the last hour the peas were cooking. I also used dried black eyed peas.

 
Dec 31, 2011

I know I made a pot of black-eyed peas last year and I used a recipe on AR but I couldn't remember which one and I guess I forgot to rate it. Used this recipe with some changes (namely a leftover ham bone instead of the turkey leg) and used another recipe on here (CB's) for the method in a slow cooker. Thanks for the inspiration---just tasted some and they were delish! Happy New Year! Thanks, Tam!

 
Jan 01, 2012

Best black eyed peas ever! I'm a vegetarian, so I left out the turkey and the sausage, but everything else I cooked as directed. I served it with turnip greens and the homesteader's cornbread from this site. Wonderful!

 
Nov 09, 2010

Great recipe Tam! Glad to see someone remembers hot water cornbread. I am a Texas raised country boy with influences in food from deep east Texas as well as Louisiana! To me, nothing finer on earth than good old country, soul food and REAL Mexican food (not that Tex-Mex stuff). Even though I do need a dose of TM every so often!

 
Jan 01, 2012

This is the best black eyed pea recipe ever! I will cook this for my family for years to come! Thank you for sharing it! Happy New Year :-)

 
Dec 30, 2011

I am saving this one!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 946 mg
  • 38%

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

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