Black-Eyed Pea Chili

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jan 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-26 22:59:02-05

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1lb. pork sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/2  medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 (15oz.) cans black-eyed peas, (do not drain)
  • 1(10oz. can) diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 3 cups vegetable juice (like V-8)
  • 2Tbs. chili powder


Brown sausage until no longer pink.  Drain on paper towels.

Discard all but one tablespoon of pan drippings.  Sautee onion, celery, and bell pepper in drippings cooking until tender.
Add black-eyed peas, diced tomatoes, vegetable juice and chili powder.  Stir in sausage.  Bring to a boil.

Reduce  heat and simmer; covered for 30 minutes.

This is delicious served over corn chips and also freezes well.

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