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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

132 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 946mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I left out the hot beef link sausage and used dried peas. This was awesome. The smoked turkey leg gave a far superior flavor than my usual smoked ham hock. Will make this my standard recipe for black-eyed peas. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
I left out the hot beef link sausage and used dried peas. This was awesome. The smoked turkey leg gave a far superior flavor than my usual smoked ham hock. Will make this my standard recipe for black-eyed peas. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Very tasty! I made these black eyed peas for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a huge hit! I used dried peas as well. I used only one diced sausage link and the smoked turkey leg. Honestly, the turkey leg by itself is probably good enough for seasoning these peas. Thanks so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
Made this for New Years 2010! Absolutely the best!!! I truly don't think you could top this. I couldn't find a smoked turkey leg so I used a smoked turkey sausage and I added all the last hour the peas were cooking. I also used dried black eyed peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
Great recipe Tam! Glad to see someone remembers hot water cornbread. I am a Texas raised country boy with influences in food from deep east Texas as well as Louisiana! To me, nothing finer on earth than good old country, soul food and REAL Mexican food (not that Tex-Mex stuff). Even though I do need a dose of TM every so often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
Best black eyed peas ever! I'm a vegetarian so I left out the turkey and the sausage but everything else I cooked as directed. I served it with turnip greens and the homesteader's cornbread from this site. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
I used dried black-eyed peas and just smoked turkey necks (no turkey legs or sausage). Very good. Boiled turkey necks and other ingredients for about an hour, poured peas in and simmered for about 1.5 hours, and it turned out fabulously. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
I know I made a pot of black-eyed peas last year and I used a recipe on AR but I couldn't remember which one and I guess I forgot to rate it. Used this recipe with some changes (namely a leftover ham bone instead of the turkey leg) and used another recipe on here (CB's) for the method in a slow cooker. Thanks for the inspiration---just tasted some and they were delish! Happy New Year! Thanks Tam! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2011
gr8 gr8 recipe... have made these twice already... rave reviews everytime... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
These are out of control GOOD! You can spice them up however but don't leave out the turkey leg! I didn't use sausage added some bay leaves and celery and used a broth/water combo. I will probably reduce the amount of liquid by atleast a cup next time. YUMMMMMM. Read More
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