Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs 5 mins
Weight Watchers version of this popular dish. Points Value: 6. Serve this southern specialty with a side of brown rice (1/2 cup cooked rice will up the Points value by 2).
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage or 1⁄2 lb hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) candiced tomatoes with green peppers, celery and onions
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 (16 ounce) bagchopped fresh kale
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄2 cup sliced drained roasted sweet peppers
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion and garlic; cook, breaking up sausage with wooden spoon, until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, paprika and red pepper flakes; bring to boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet.
- Transfer sausage mixture to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in kale and black-eyed peas. Cover and cook until kale is tender, 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
- Stir in shrimp, roasted peppers and oregano. Cover and cook on high until shrimp are just opaque in center, about 30 minutes.
I knew this would be a hit in our family. DH loves black-eyed peas. I did not have the tomatoes called for so added a rib of chopped celery with a couple of small green bell peppers. As I sat her typing the review I realized I left off the red bell peppers. They were not missed at all. This was served topped with sliced green onions, brown rice and cornbread on the side.
Love it! I did not do the red pepper flakes b/c my daughter doesn't like spice so my husband added Tobasco to his own dish. I had to substitute some of the kale with spinach but the flavor was still awesome! Will definitely make this again!!
SUPER and reheats well ( did add chicken broth when reheating to keep from sticking) I skipped the red peppers as well and used a container of frozen homecooked black-eyed peas which worked well.