Happy New Year and Black Eyed Peas

Happy New Year!

Iโ€™ve always lived in the South and eaten black eyed peas on the first day of each new year! This year was no exception. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ˜‹

So here are two Black Eyed Pea options from one cooking. We had one for lunch and one for dinner while cheering on the SEC in bowl games ๐Ÿ‰
of dried and soaked bags ( 1 pound each) of black eyed peas* in the Instapot on the slow cooker setting. They cooked 20hrs (the preset time on the Instapot on the slow cooker setting). We added 2 Tablespoons each of salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper. *The night before we soaked both bags together in one pot. Then drained and rinsed the peas before putting them in the Instapot.

Black Eyed Pea Dip 4 cups cooked black eyed peas (or canned rinsed and drained)

1 purple onion chopped

1 yellow bell pepper chopped

1 orange bell pepper chopped

1 red bell pepper chopped

1 green bell pepper chopped

1 jalapeรฑos seeded and chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

4 Tablespoons minced cilantro

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 Tablespoons spicy mustard

1 Tablespoon Agave or Honey

1 Cup Olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions: Place all chopped veggies in a large bowl including the cilantro. In a blender or shaker bottle combine the vinegars, mustard, agave, olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried oregano. Blend well. Pour dressing over the veggies in the bowl. Mix well. Then add a cup of black eyed peas at a time stirring for a nice dip like consistency. Chill and serve with your favorite tortilla or corn chips! New Black Eyed pea & chicken sausage soup (revised from pervious Black Eyed Pea & Chicken Sausage post Nov.2016) 6 cups cooked black eyed peas (or canned rinsed and drained)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 onions chopped

3 gloves garlic minced

2 ribs celery chopped

2 large carrots chopped

1- 16oz spicy chicken sausage

4 Tablespoons fresh rosemary divided

4 Tablespoons lemon zests divided

1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies

32 oz Beef Bone Broth

2 cups of your favorite cheese (can be omitted if allergies) we used mozzarella

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions: Sautรฉ in olive oil onions, garlic, celery, and carrotsThen add chicken sausageAfter veggies are soft & chicken sausage is cooked add Rotel tomatoes, black eye peas then add 1/2 fresh rosemary & 1/2 lemon zest and 2 cups of mozzarella Add 32oz Beef Bone Broth Cook 30 minutesServe each bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, and fresh rosemary. We ate organic tortilla chips while watching bowl games!

I hope each of you has a prosperous 2018 with lots of love and good food!



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ed and Linda Cox says:

    Very nice!

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Thank you! Love our traditions โค๏ธ


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