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Stewed Black-Eyed Peas

October 15th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Serves 8 to 10 portions

Crock Pot image

Do you like slow cooking? We love slow cooking! Our slow cooker has paid for itself a thousand fold, and being that it is over 20 years old, it keeps on heating on! Our old crock pot in the image on the left is a Dazey, Model DCP-6, and it holds up to 6 quarts, we even use it for deep-frying with the crock insert removed.

Monique picked out from one of our one-pot cookbooks and in particular for slow-cooker specials and slowly simmered suppers this recipe. The wonderful thing about slow-cookers is you just set up all the ingredients, turn on the heat to the required setting and forget about it…well at least for 5 to 10 hours, depending on the recipe. Then you can enjoy a great one-pot meal!

Black-Eyed Pea Stew image

The original recipe called for Andouille sausage, the spicy Louisiana favorite, the store brand Andouille looks nothing like the kind you get in La Place, Louisiana so we substituted some Polish Kielbasa in its place and it is some good. For more on Andouille, please click the hot link to delve. Served over rice this stew is perfect for the cold weather we are getting these days. You too can warm up inside with a bowl of this hearty black-eye pea stew!

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1 Lb. Black-eye peas
1 Lb. Smoked sausage, cut into ¼-inch slices
1 Cup Onions, medium diced
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Crystal Hot Sauce
8 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 Each Bay leaves
2 Tsp Thyme
2 Tsp Parsley
8 Cups Chicken stock
Procedure Steps
1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and put on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours.
2. Discard the bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve over steamed rice if desired.
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Tags: Entrees · Recipes · Slow Cooker

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessie // Oct 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    very cold over here! I’m loving this recipe, it’s so hearty and delicious

  • 2 redkathy // Oct 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    We love em! Had some for dinner last night in fact. Awesome recipe Chef

  • 3 Vegetable Matter // Oct 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I love black-eyed peas. It’s so nice to be entering soup season down here.

  • 4 the traditional gourmand // Oct 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I love slow cooking! What a great recipe!

  • 5 Sunshine Mom // Oct 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    LOVE black-eyed peas! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. This recipe looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!

  • 6 Lois B // Oct 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I’m looking forward to trying this!

  • 7 MaryMoh // Oct 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Yes, I would heap scoops of that over steamed rice. Looks delicious.

  • 8 South of the Border // Oct 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Looks interesting, Ryan. I may need to try it using pinto beans as I doubt that I’ll find black-eyed peas down here. The photo of the dish looks like it has some chunks of carrot too.

  • 9 Ryan Boudreaux // Oct 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks so much, it is so easy and tasty…tasty!

  • 10 Ryan Boudreaux // Oct 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Ed, yes you are correct! Good eye! I forgot to mention that I added 4 medium diced carrots to the dish too, and they are great. I was also thinking that some diced potatoes and sliced mushrooms would be really good in it too!

  • 11 Lana // Oct 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Anything with black-eyed peas sounds good to me! This would be great to try this upcoming cool weekend. Thanks!

  • 12 Cookin' Canuck // Oct 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I’ll bet this makes the house smell so good! What a perfect Autumn dish.

  • 13 Chris and Amy // Oct 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Black-eyed peas…reminds me of New Year’s Day in NOLA. Thanks for the recipe!

  • 14 penny aka jeroxie // Oct 16, 2009 at 1:42 am

    This is lovely and how I wish I could eat beans!

  • 15 ValleyWriter // Oct 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

    It’s a cold, snowy day here in MA – a bowl of this would be so good right now!

  • 16 CJ Carter // Oct 16, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Fantastic!! Will definitely be trying this myself!

  • 17 sokehahcheah // Oct 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Looks appetising, I do like black eyed peas too.

  • 18 Roschelle // Oct 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I’m not going to risk losing this one! I’m writing it down NOW! OMG…it sounds and looks so good! Thanks

  • 19 Rachelle // Oct 18, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I love crockpot recipes and I have recently discovered I love black eyed peas. I am also always looking for recipes with kielbasa. Can’t wait to try.

  • 20 Divina // Oct 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

    This is a must-try recipe. It’s not cold here but this dish is always welcome.

  • 21 Matt // Nov 2, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  • 22 Tom // Oct 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Hey! This is not about the recipe(sorry). I was given two Dazeys, DCP-1, DCP-8. Can You help with any cook book or other info etc. may-be some where to get parts. Not much help out there!!!!
    Thanks for Your time