Black-Eyed Pea Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Black-Eyed Pea Chili is a dish your family will absolutely love. We made this chili a little different, we added breakfast sausage and oh my.. it is delicious! This is the perfect chili to make for your New Years Day celebration. It’s good luck to have black-eye peas on New Years Day and this hearty dish is a winner!

Black-Eyed Pea Chili Ingredients Needed:

Green Pepper

Can of Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilis

White or Yellow Onion

Breakfast Pork Sausage

Minced Garlic

Frozen Black-Eyed Peas

Tomato Sauce

Beef Broth

Smoked Paprika

Chili Powder

Ground Cumin

This recipe is so easy and definitely hits the spot on a cold day! Now if you like spicy chili, you can always use hot Rotel tomatoes and spicy pork sausage. That is a great way to add some heat! Personally we like it the way it’s written but recipes are versatile for a reason. I like making this with the frozen black-eyed peas because the canned ones are much thicker, but you could use those.

This dish is wonderful topped with cheese and sour cream and crumbled saltine crackers. This chili would also be a great addition to any large gathering as you can easily double the recipe.

If you are not a fan of Rotel Tomatoes you can easily just add a can of diced tomatoes.

You may also enjoy this delicious Crock Pot Pork Chili!

Full recipe in printable recipe card below.

Black-Eyed Pea Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

Black-Eyed Pea Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Black-Eyed Pea Chili

This Black-Eyed Pea Chili is a hearty dish your family will love!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Black-Eyed Pea Chili
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 can of rotels drained
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups of frozen black-eyed peas
  • 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin


  • In a skillet, cook breakfast sausage, onion and green pepper and minced garlic until sausage is no longer pink. Drain any grease.
  • Combine sausage mixture and rest of ingredients in a 4 quart crock pot let cook for 4-6 hours on low.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese and saltine crackers.

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