Spicy Back-Eyed Peas

Spicy Back-Eyed Peas
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This spicy recipe is the perfect Southern side dish. 

6
Servings
72
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • onion, chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 3  Cups  water
  • 1  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • One 16-ounce package dried black-eyed peas
  • One 12-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • slices bacon

Directions

In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon, drain on a paper towel, crumble, and set aside to use as a topping.

Sauté the onion in the bacon grease until translucent. Add the peas, diced tomatoes, and jalapeño, salt, chili powder, pepper, and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the peas are tender. Add additional water, if necessary. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon on top. 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
143µg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
85mg
9%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
80mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
73mg
5%
Water
85g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.