Michelle's Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Sausage
This year we tried something NEW for our New Year's Day black-eyed peas. We added smoked sausage. Oh my goodness, it was so good. If you like sausage I would think you would also like this recipe, even if you don't like black-eyed peas! ;o) I threw a bunnch of things together and it came out fantastic. I would be perfectly happy to make this every year from now on. If you have your own favorite black-eyed pea recipe you might also try just adding the sausage to it, or you can use my recipe below. Either way... have some black-eyed peas for good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1 1/2 pounds dried black-eyed peas (soaked overnight, rinsed and drained)
2 pounds smoked sausage links, cut into 1-2" slices
1 Vidalia (sweet) onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
10 c. water
1 T. plus 1 tsp. chili powder
Sea salt, as desired
Place prepared black-eyed peas in crock pot. Add cut up sausage, chopped onion, minced garlic, water and chili powder. Add salt and stir all together. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6.
You can also add a little hot sauce to spice it up more, or let people add it at the table. Yum!
Submitted by Michelle Jones