Tam's Black Eye Peas


Southern comfort food to warm the heart! Goes GREAT with hot water cornbread!! Use beef smoked sausage if you prefer.

close up view of Black Eye Peas with turkey meat in a white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
15 servings


  • 1 smoked turkey leg

  • 3 links hot beef link sausage, diced

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 6 cups water, or as needed

  • 3 (16 ounce) packages frozen black-eyed peas

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar


  1. Place the smoked turkey leg, sausage, onion, garlic salt, black pepper, and seasoned salt into a large soup pot; pour in water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.

  2. Stir the black-eyed peas into the soup, adding more water as needed to cover peas by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Again reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender and have begun to break apart, about 1 more hour.

  3. Remove turkey bones and tendons from the turkey meat and discard the bones. Add sugar and simmer until the soup is slightly creamy and thickened, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 946mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 181mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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