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Country Sausage Black Eyed Peas Chili

Black Eyed Peas Chili, south of somewhere pairs with country sausage for a unique flavor, done in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 8 spicy sausage patties
  • 2 cans black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 16- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can water
  • 3-4 tablespoons chili spice from your favorite mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced 1/2 cup
  • I medium onion diced, approximately 1 cup
  • cilantro chopped
  • shredded cheese optional garnish
  • sour cream optional garnish


  • Break sausage up and heat in a cold heavy bottomed pan. Stir frequently until cooked through.
  • Add oil to pan.
  • Add in onions, and bell pepper until softened, cooking for 3-5 minutes on low heat.
  • Rinse black eyed peas in cold water and drain.
  • Add in can of tomatoes with all its juices, black eyed peas, and one can water.
  • Add 1/2 package of chili seasoning, either half of the package or 3-4 tablespoons.
  • Season with salt, black pepper.
  • Cook on very low heat for 30-60 minutes.
  • Stir every ten minutes or so. If the chili is still too dry, add a little more water to the pan.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.
  • Cooking Notes: You can substitute canned beans with another kind of bean. This is for four dinner servings, so you may want to double the ingredients for a larger batch. As far as bell peppers, you can use a red bell pepper or a green bell pepper instead of both.


If you decide to cook this longer, you may need to add in more liquid.