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Black-Eyed Pea Sausage Stew

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

I've always wanted to try black-eyed peas, and I happened to have smoked sausage on hand one night, so I invented this full-flavored stew. It's the perfect way to heat up a cold night without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I usually double the seasonings because we like our food spicier.
Black-Eyed Pea Sausage Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) smoked sausage links, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the peas, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, seasonings and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Cook and stir for 10-12 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir in corn; cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 346 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1378mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • sandicvs
    Dec 31, 2020

    My kids didn't like black eye peas but love this stew

  • cindying
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • woitte
    Jan 21, 2013

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  • mother of 3
    Feb 29, 2012

    I used browned chicken sausage, doubled the tomatoes-using crushed, and canned corn. Used homemade cajun seasoning. It needed more seasoning than the recipe stated. Our church members loved it.

  • MrsTennesseeDrawl
    Oct 30, 2010

    I've made this several times. It is even better the next day. We like it with cornbread and a slice of onion on the side. Fast and filling :)

  • FriedaG
    Feb 6, 2010

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  • lisa53202
    Nov 28, 2008

    This is good, considering the dish is so fast and easy to put together!

  • kmr21
    Nov 12, 2008

    So easy to make and so good too. My husband said it's the best soup he's ever had. It's his new favorite meal (served with fried cornbread) when he comes in from hunting.

  • bobbie1
    Apr 20, 2008

    I just made this!

  • Lisateachs2
    Jan 13, 2007

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