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Camellia Brand
2 bowls of black eyed peas and sausage

Blackeye Peas and Sausage

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  • 1 (1 pound) package Camellia Brand Black-eyed Peas, rinsed and dried
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 (32-ounce) container low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning


  1. In a one-gallon zip-top freezer bag, add sausage, onion, peppers, and garlic. Freeze until ready to use or up to 6 months.
  2. In a 7-quart slow cooker, add frozen sausage mixture, peas, broth, 2 cups water, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on high until peas are tender, 5 to 6 hours. Stir in vinegar and Creole seasoning. Store, refrigerated, for up to 7 days.

This recipe is courtesy of Taste of the South magazine and was tested by the Taste of the South test kitchen. Camellia Brand is the official dry bean of Taste of the South. For more recipes from Taste of the South, click here.