Black Eyed Pea Chili

Black Eyed Pea Chili – seriously delicious!! So simple and it tastes great! All you need is some cornbread and dinner is done! Ground beef, sausage, onion, garlic, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, Rotel, beef broth, cumin, chili powder, paprika, red pepper, and black eyed peas. Great for potlucks and parties. Leftovers are good on top of a baked potato! YUM! #chili #slowcooker #soup #crockpot

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Slow Cooker Chili with Black Eyed Peas

Have you ever had chili with black-eyed peas? If you haven’t, you are really missing out!!! It is seriously delicious! We love whipping up a batch of this Black-Eyed Pea Chili on a cold day. It is so easy to make. Just brown the meats, dump in the slow cooker, and dinner is done! All you need is some homemade cornbread and you are set!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Chili

This chili is super easy to make. Brown some ground beef and sausage in a skillet. Drain the fat and place the meat in a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, beef broth, paprika, cayenne, and frozen black eyed peas. Give it a good stir and cook on LOW all day.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used a combination of ground beef and sausage in this yummy Black-Eyed Pea Chili. It really gives the chili a nice flavor. Feel free to use all ground beef, all sausage, ground turkey, or turkey sausage. Any combination will be delicious.
  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage.
  • Is Black Eyed Pea Chili spicy? No. I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles in the chili. It gave the chili the perfect amount of heat. Not hot, but not bland. I promise this isn’t hot. Chicken Legs doesn’t like spicy food and said this was perfect. If you are worried about the heat, try a can of mild diced tomatoes and green chiles or a can of plain diced tomatoes.
  • Can I cook this chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH if you prefer.
  • Can Black Eyed Pea Chili be made on the stovetop? Yes! Cook the meat and add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Can I freeze chili? Yes! You can freeze the leftover chili for a quick meal later. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • To make a freezer meal, brown the meat, and add all the ingredients in a gallon ziplock freezer bag. When ready to make the chili, place the contents of the freezer bag in the crockpot and cook. There is no need to thaw the ingredients before adding them to the slow cooker. You will need to cook the chili on the longer end of the cooking time.
bowl of chili topped with cheese and jalapenos

What to Serve with Chili

This recipe makes a lot of chili. It is great for potlucks, parties, tailgating. You can even freeze the leftovers for a quick meal later! We topped our chili with some sour cream, Fritos, cheese and jalapeños. The leftover chili is great on top of a baked potato. YUM!

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bowl of black eyed pea chili with cornbread

Black Eyed Pea Chili

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Black Eyed Pea Chili – seriously delicious!! So simple and it tastes great! All you need is come cornbread and dinner is done! Ground beef, sausage, onion, garlic, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, Rotel, beef broth, cumin, chili powder, paprika, red pepper and black eyed peas. Great for potlucks and parties. Leftovers are good on top of a baked potato! YUM! #chili #slowcooker #soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (16-oz) package frozen black-eyed peas
  • cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground red pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Cook ground beef and sausage in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Combine all ingredients to 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Notes:

  • I used a combination of ground beef and sausage in this yummy Black-Eyed Pea Chili. It really gives the chili a nice flavor. Feel free to use all ground beef, all sausage, ground turkey, or turkey sausage. Any combination will be delicious.
  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage.
  • Is Black Eyed Pea Chili spicy? No. I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles in the chili. It gave the chili the perfect amount of heat. Not hot, but not bland. I promise this isn’t hot. Chicken Legs doesn’t like spicy food and said this was perfect. If you are worried about the heat, try a can of mild diced tomatoes and green chiles or a can of plain diced tomatoes.
  • Can I cook this chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili for 3 to 4 hours on HIGH if you prefer.
  • Can Black Eyed Pea Chili be made on the stovetop? Yes! Cook the meat and add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Can I freeze chili? Yes! You can freeze the leftover chili for a quick meal later. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • To make a freezer meal, brown the meat, and add all the ingredients in a gallon ziplock freezer bag. When ready to make the chili, place the contents of the freezer bag in the crockpot and cook. There is no need to thaw the ingredients before adding them to the slow cooker. You will need to cook the chili on the longer end of the cooking time.

Steph

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  1. I’m having a hard time with my peas not getting done, I was not supposed to cook them ahead was ? …been cooking for 7:00 hours

    1. No, the frozen black eyed peas don’t take very long to cook. I’ve never had an issue with the black eyed peas taking that long.

  2. Can you use dry black eye peas instead of frozen? Or is it just easier to toss the frozen in? They won't get mushy? I've never used frozen before, but we love them and I am totally intrigued with using in chili as opposed to kidney beans. Lol Thanks!

    1. You would need to adjust the cooking time and maybe the liquid to use dry. The frozen peas didn’t get mushy in my chili

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