Tam's Black Eye Peas


  • 1smoked turkey leg
  • 3 links hot beef link sausage, diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 6 cups water, or as needed
  • 3 (16 ounce) packages frozen black-eyed peas
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place the smoked turkey leg, sausage, onion, garlic salt, black pepper, and seasoned salt into a large soup pot; pour in water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender, about 1 hour.


  • Step 2

    Stir the black-eyed peas into the soup, adding more water as needed to cover peas by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Again reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender and have begun to break apart, about 1 more hour.

  • Step 3

    Remove turkey bones and tendons from the turkey meat and discard the bones. Add sugar and simmer until the soup is slightly creamy and thickened, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes

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