Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

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

6
Servings
166
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 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
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 4 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. 

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
54µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.4%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.4%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
126mg
13%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
136µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
51mg
13%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
85mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
519mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.9%
Sodium
538mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
31.5%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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