Black-Eyed Peas and Gumbo

Black-Eyed Peas and Gumbo

Paula 1

"This is a super easy gumbo. Smoked turkey may be substituted for the ham. Tastes even better the next day! Top with cooked rice and garnish with parsley and chopped green onions to serve."


1 h 30 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 655 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1/3 cup oil in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, and whisk in flour. Whisking constantly, cook 5 to 7 minutes, until a golden brown roux has formed.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in okra, onion, celery, and garlic, and cook 10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Thoroughly blend roux into the vegetable mixture. Stir in water, tomatoes, parsley, salt, thyme, cayenne pepper, pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Mix in ham, and continue cooking 15 minutes, until tender.
  5. Stir in black-eyed peas, and continue cooking until heated through.
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  1. 54 Ratings


This is a very good recipe! The only thing I did different was to cook the onion and celery directly in the roux until tender then added the okra (I used frozen becuase I could not find any fres...

This recipe was soooooo delicious and so easy. I used fresh veggies, except for the tomatoes; I used canned, diced ones. I also added diced jalapeno peppers just to spice it up a little. True t...

Good soup! I did make some changes. I used 1/2 cup oil & 2/3 cup flour to start. I added 2 large onions, 4 stalks celery & leaves, 5 cloves minced garlic, 1 bell pepper instead of okra, cooke...

I will definitely make this again. I made some changes. First, I used smoked sausage instead of ham. I also used two cans of ro-tel tomatoes with green chiles instead of chopping fresh tomato...

This recipe was very good. I added a jalapeno to the onions and celery and okra to saute and used Rotel diced tomatoes with chilis. It gave it just the right kick. I also served this with whi...

This recipie was ok, I probably wouldn't make it again. I made it for a dinner party and it was recieved cooly from my guests

Great tasting, very filling & easy to make. Number one hit at my house!

Excellent! I added extra black eyed peas and corn as well. Was a big hit with my 11 year old as well as grandparents.

Only change I made was to substitute chopped green bell pepper for the okra, since bell pp are normally put into gumbo and my family has mixed opinions on okra. This was fabulous for New Year's...