Black Eyed Pea Chili



Serving size

about 2 cups
120 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2. This recipe makes great leftovers. Serve with Brown Rice

Serve with Brown Rice

Black Eyed Pea Chili


1 tsp. Olive oil
8 ounces Boneless pork chops (cut into 1/2 inch dice)
2 ounces Italian or spicy sausage (diced)
1 large White onions (diced)
2 stalk, large (11 inch -12 inch long) Celery, raw (diced)
1 large Green bell peppers (seeded and diced)
2 15 ounce can Canned no salt added blackeye peas (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp. Low sodium ketchup
1 Tbsp. Apricot preserves (or peach preserves)
2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
2 tsp.. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. no salt added chili powder
1 1/2 tsp.. Smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. Ground mustard
1/4 tsp. Salt
4 cup Water


Place the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.

Add the sausage and pork and cook for about 5 minutes until browned.

Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the celery and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the black eyed peas, ketchup, preserves, vinegar, Worcestershire, chili powder, paprika, mustard, salt and water.

Stir, cover and set the heat to simmer and cook for at least 60 to 90 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Serve over Brown Rice.

Serve this recipe with one of these starch side dishes.

Brown Rice

In a medium sauce pan, heat the water and salt. When the water boils, stir in the brown rice. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 40-45 minutes. Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice. When a very small amount of…

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free. Check to be sure that your sausage, vinegar, and ketchup is gluten-free.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

As the weather turns cold our thoughts turn to chilis and stews. We love cooking one pot meals – the warmth and aroma while a chili cooks on the stove whets the appetite and this version won’t disappoint you. The flavor of barbecue with black eyed peas and a hint of pork served over brown rice make a great meal for a cold day.

"Chili is not so much food as a state of mind. Addictions to it are formed early in life and the victims never recover."

Margaret Cousins