Country Style Peas

Country Style Peas

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If you're looking for budget meal recipes, bean recipes are a great option. Especially when it's a recipe like this Country Style Peas. You'll never look at black eyed peas the same way again; this is easy and delicious.


  • Serve with cornbread to sop up the pot liquor.

  • Peas can be served over rice, but it is not necessary, especially if serving with cornbread.

  • If you can’t get tasso or chaurice in your area, substitute a smoked sausage link or ham hock.

  • Transform this dish into vegetarian by omitting the meat.

 Check out other recipes from Addie K. Martin of Culicurious.


Preparation Time25 min

Cooking Time1 hr 35 min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup tasso or chaurice, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound blacked-eyed peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced


  1. Heat oil on medium high heat and add the meat, onion, bell pepper, and celery ribs; season with pinch of salt
  2. Sauté until veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add water, bay leaf, peas and salt; stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to right above low; you want these peas at a low boil- slightly higher than a simmer but not rolling.
  6. Cook peas at a low boil for 1 hour and 15 minutes; stir occasionally to prevent sticking and to ensure even cooking of the peas.
  7. After cooking is complete, remove the bay leaf and stir in green onions and serve.

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