black eyes pea jambalaya on white platter

Black Eyed Pea Jambalaya

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

This Black Eyed Pea Jambalaya is full of flavor and perfect for the New Year! According to tradition, black eyed peas are a symbol of luck. So start the new year off right with this tasty recipe!



  • 3 T. Olive oil
  • 1/3 lb. Chorizo sausage, cut into 1/2” pieces
  • 1/3 lb. Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2” pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 t. finely chopped parsley
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb. black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 lb. long grain rice
  • 3/4 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add your sausages and cook for 5 minutes. Next add in your onions, salt, cayenne, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and parsley. Cook for another 5 minutes until the onions are cooked down. Stir in your chicken stock, black-eyed peas and garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for an hour.
  2. After an hour, add in the shrimp and rice.
  3. Cook another 30 minutes until the rice is tender.
  4. Stir in the scallions and serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American