Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Texas has some great steak houses. One of the most colorful in the state is Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. If you can completely eat a 72 oz. steak, along with a baked potato and shrimp cocktail, you get it free. Their recipe for Texas Caviar is also very good. Try making it sometime.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine black-eyed peas with remaining ingredients.
  2. Serve chilled with corn chips.
Most Helpful

This is very very good! I first saw Texas Caviar in the deli section at my supermarket where it was marketed as a spicy bean salad. I've always wanted to make some at home! This recipe really hit the spot - it's cool and nicely spicey (I was afraid it would be scorching hot with the jalapeno and the red pepper but it's not) and has a really good bean salsa flavor. I served it with tortilla chips like a dip and it was yummy! I added chopped tomatoes and it was a nice addition. I used fat-free Italian dressing (storebought) so it was healthy too! Thanks, Miss Annie!

SaraFish January 01, 2003

Delicious Texas Caviar, Miss Annie. I made it last weekend for the football games. My husband and his pals liked it so much, that we are going to have it again for the Super Bowl Party. Perfect blend of spices and seasonings. Really love the cumin flavor. Thanks for sharing this one.

ratherbeswimmin' January 24, 2003

Very good, I cut out the jalapeno because I don't handle hot stuff. I also used fat free dressing and added cilantro. I live in Amarillo and that place is something unique.

Melody P December 31, 2002