Black-Eyed Pea Stew

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Another Hoppin John Recipe. I don't know who John is, but I like his dish! From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and wash peas; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add onion to pan; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add sausage; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Stir in broth; bring to a simmer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in peas, salt, peppers, and bay leaves.
  5. Cover and simmer 45 minutes or until peas begin to soften. Uncover and cook 15 minutes or until liquid begins to thicken.
  6. Stir in vinegar, tomatoes, and mustard greens; simmer 10 minutes or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.


Most Helpful

I make this on regular rotation. The leftovers are terrific, too. My husband isn't crazy about too much green, so I am starting to use about 6 oz of the greens instead. The mustard greens give it the right mustard-y flavor, too. In a pinch, I throw everything in the crock pot. After about 5 hours on high, I put it all in a regular pot and then add the tomatoes, vinegar, and mustard greens, cooking like it says in the recipe.

barefootandpregnant August 04, 2009

11/22/08 Deeeeeelicious. This is one of those times that I almost completely followed the recipe. I could not find Mustard Greens so I used a combo of Mustard, Collard, Spinach. I also really cannot tell if Bay Leaves are added or not, so I didn't but I did everything else. I did soak my peas over night.. the recipe does not specifically say you should do this and I reduced the cooking time when peas are added from 45 mins to 30 mins.. once again this IS Deeeeelicious.

Neilis November 22, 2008

After seeing PanNan's photo in one of the tag games I couldn't resist trying this. I've never tried black-eye peas before & have been wanting to so I had two cans of them in the pantry. I couldn't find mustard greens or plain turkey kielbasa at the store but I found turkey stuffed with mango & jalapeno. It definitely added spice to the dish but not too much, even for my toddler. I also subbed a handfull of frozen spinach for the mustard greens. We all really enjoyed this & look forward to collecting all the right ingredients for next time. Thanks for sharing!

**Tinkerbell** November 13, 2008

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