Black-Eyed Pea Casserole Recipe
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Black-Eyed Pea Casserole Recipe

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This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could call it one of my Southern favorites.—Kathy Rogers, Natchez, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 20-24 servings


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 small green peppers, chopped
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas with jalapenos, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the rice mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onions and green peppers over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the peas, soup, rice and beef mixture. Transfer to two greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dishes.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 casseroles (10-12 servings each).
Originally published as Black-Eyed Pea Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p166

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NanZim 249628
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"My husband enjoys this dish. Since I only cook it for him I halved the recipe. Sometimes I freeze the leftovers for another day."

xlsalbums 216617
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Easy to make and good to eat. I did have Worcestshire sauce added and on the side for those who wanted to add more of that flavor. I'll make this again!"

kmpatch 216607
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This is a very good dish - nice and hearty with the beans and rice. I made a mistake and got the plain black-eyed peas instead of the cans with the jalapenos. But I used all sausage, added the Worcestershire sauce that others suggested, plus a few drops of hot sauce, so it still had some kick. Everyone went back for seconds. Don't skimp on the cheese."

DJjamalot 56630
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Its a Hit!!! I took the advice of a couple other reviews, I added the Worshire sauce and instead of 2 lbs of beef, I added 1 lb beef and 1 lb spicy sausage. To my personal serving I added a dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce. Awesome Recipe. Even those who claim to not like blackeyed peas loved it."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"The recipe is seriously very good but needed some flavor. It needed that SOMETHING extra. The awesome fix? My family LOVES it with Lea & Perrin's Worcestshire Sauce. Off Brand's don't cut it. Get the good stuff. Drain your meat and then add it in. Don't just add a few drops. It REALLY makes this recipe come together. I even sprinkle more sauce on my plate cause it's that good with this recipe. So yummy. My husbands favorite! I also sprinkle cheese all over the top not just the edges. You'll be lucky if there's any left in the casserole dish for next day leftovers. =)"

yeyordna 35161
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Made this for a BBQ last week, changed to 1/2 size and put in vegetarian crumbles instead of the beef, no-one knew the difference and it just disappeared. Great recipe.."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"This is my new year's black eyed pea recipe. I've made it the last two years and love that it makes a lot."

YOYA122561 86142
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I first made this dish for a potluck. It was a great success. Many people asked for the recipe. The second time I made it, I did so for my family, I made half of it exactly as stated in the recipe the other half I made without the beef and reserved it as a side dish for a meal later that week. My family loved it as a main casserole and as a side dish !"

GranMc 204946
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"Instead of 2#s of grd beef, I used 1# grd beef and 1# bulk sausage. I took this to a church potluck and it had great reviews. Thanks!"

CharliesGal 38599
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"I made this for a pot luck dinner last weekend. It was a success. Great way to use black-eyed peas. Delicious flavor as well."

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