Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs
I think this recipe was originally from Southern Living. I adjusted it to suit our taste and this year was able to adapt it for the crock pot. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 (16 ounce) package dried black-eyed peas
- 1⁄2 lb lean ham, pieces or 1 meaty ham bone
- 3 cups water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 6 -8 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced (andouille is best)
- hot cooked rice
- green onion, fans (to garnish) (optional)
- Sort and wash peas. Place in a large pan, cover with warm water and allow to soak overnight. Drain the peas and place in large 4 quart crock pot.
- Add ham or ham bone to peas along with 3 cups of water. Stir in rest of ingredients except the cooked rice and green onion fans. Turn crock pot to low and allow to cook for 6 to 8 hours. Stir after 5 to 6 hours and check to see if additional water may be needed. If peas are to thick, add warm water to crock pot until desired consistency.
- Serve over cooked rice and garnished with green onion fans.
This recipe is a definite winner at my house. Being from the South -- blackeyed peas are a staple in my pantry. Loved the seasonings, but reduced the cayenne a bit because I used smokehouse jalapeno sausage. The only other change I made was to saute my onions, bell peppers, etc. before adding them. This recipe will be a regular at my house. I couldn't wait for dinner so I had a cup of them for lunch today. Made for ZWT9 - Cajun/Creole, July, 2013.
Made as written using the lean ham. I heat was just perfect for me, my husband well, black pepper is too hot for him. This was very easy to make. I was so excited to garnish this with the green onion fan, then I forgot all about that last step. Makes me sad :( Made for team Soup-A-Stars during ZWT9 2013
i'm not a big fan of legumes and am especially wary of black-eyed peas, but this was soooo good. i think it may be sacrilege here in new orleans, but i'll never make red beans and rice again!