Black Eyed Pea Stew

©PEGhardee

©PEGhardee

Come Hungry! This is quite the hearty “stew”, with marvelous flavor and texture. As you see it calls for dried peas, vegan sausage, and the use of a crock pot. I’ve done it in that manner, yum…however, you may choose to use canned peas (drained), real sausage, and prepare stove top in a fraction of the time, with the same delightful flavor and results! Come on Home, Game Over, Red Rover!

 

1 lb dried black eyed peas
1 lb ground Vegan sausage
2 cans Rotel
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 Tbs hot pepper sauce
5 garlic cloves, pressed
4 bay leaves
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried parsley
1/2 t salt
8 cups chicken broth
3 cups hot cooked white rice, optional

Combine all except sausage and rice in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
Separately brown the Vegan sausage and set aside.
You may need to chop it to get fine crumbles.
Add this in to slow cooker for the last hour.
Serve over 1/2 cup rice, if desired.
Serves 6 to 8.

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