New Year’s Day – Black Eyed Peas and Sausage

New Year’s Day – Black Eyed Peas and Sausage

1 pound Black Eyed Peas
3 quarts water
2 Tablespoons garlic salt
1 Tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
2 onions, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Soak black eyed peas overnight in water (cover peas with water). In the morning, drain off the water and rinse.
In a 4 quart pot, mix water, garlic salt, worchestershire sauce, salt, cloves minced garlic, and peas. Cook over medium heat.
While this is cooking, saute the smoked sausage cut into small pieces. Use the sausage grease to cook onions, celery, and bell pepper for 5 minutes. Drain. Mix together vegetables, sausage, bay leaves, Tabasco, and chopped parsley. Cook for at least 2 hours or until peas are soft. Taste-test and add more salt and red pepper, if needed. Remove the bay leaves and serve over fluffy rice.

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  1. Ellen,

    Do you buy black eyed peas in a bag to soak? I have never cooked them, but I will this year because your recipe looks fantastic!!

  2. I normally buy the dried black eyed peas and allow them to soak overnight. You could also use canned black eyed peas but I think the dried ones taste better. Just put them in a bowl, completely cover with water, and let them stand overnight. The next morning, cook!

    Enjoy! Happy New Year!