Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato Stew

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Just a recipe I made up one cold day when I wanted a hearty, homemade stew (comfort food!) It was really good, so I shared it with a few friends. One friend called it: "Keisha's Mom's Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato Stew" - adding my daughter's name. Sounds impressive! (This friend has made it more often than I have!) I like it because of the interesting taste and texture of the whole, fresh's great to have in the fall.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse black-eyed peas in colander (to clean), then drain.
  2. Add enough water to cover beans in 3 quart vessel.
  3. Boil, then turn down to medium-low heat for 30 minutes (cook until tender).
  4. Keep on lower heat and add onions, garlic, parsley, celery (if desired) and seasonings.
  5. Add tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.
  6. Cook for another 15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  7. Other suggested ingredients for variation are: 1 can of corn, chopped red bell peppers, or a few hot peppers.
  8. You can also add olive oil and/or a dash of vinegar for added flavor.
  9. Serve with, or over brown rice-- with corn bread on the side!
Most Helpful

What a tasty, healthy stew! I followed Kendra's suggestions and added heaping spoonfuls of the spices, and it had a great kick. Works great with brown rice - Thanks!

Jessimaus November 11, 2007

I really enjoyed this unusual recipe. Very creative. I didn't change a thing. Great job Suzanne!

Rob R. March 12, 2005

I followed the recipe to the dot, and it turned out to be an decent dish but missing some more flavor. If I make it again, I would double all the spices.

Anna101 January 31, 2005