Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Another Hoppin John Recipe. I don't know who John is, but I like his dish! From Cooking Light.
- 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 8 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) bagprewashed mustard greens
- Sort and wash peas; set aside.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add onion to pan; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add sausage; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Stir in broth; bring to a simmer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in peas, salt, peppers, and bay leaves.
- Cover and simmer 45 minutes or until peas begin to soften. Uncover and cook 15 minutes or until liquid begins to thicken.
- Stir in vinegar, tomatoes, and mustard greens; simmer 10 minutes or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.
I make this on regular rotation. The leftovers are terrific, too. My husband isn't crazy about too much green, so I am starting to use about 6 oz of the greens instead. The mustard greens give it the right mustard-y flavor, too. In a pinch, I throw everything in the crock pot. After about 5 hours on high, I put it all in a regular pot and then add the tomatoes, vinegar, and mustard greens, cooking like it says in the recipe.
11/22/08 Deeeeeelicious. This is one of those times that I almost completely followed the recipe. I could not find Mustard Greens so I used a combo of Mustard, Collard, Spinach. I also really cannot tell if Bay Leaves are added or not, so I didn't but I did everything else. I did soak my peas over night.. the recipe does not specifically say you should do this and I reduced the cooking time when peas are added from 45 mins to 30 mins.. once again this IS Deeeeelicious.
After seeing PanNan's photo in one of the tag games I couldn't resist trying this. I've never tried black-eye peas before & have been wanting to so I had two cans of them in the pantry. I couldn't find mustard greens or plain turkey kielbasa at the store but I found turkey stuffed with mango & jalapeno. It definitely added spice to the dish but not too much, even for my toddler. I also subbed a handfull of frozen spinach for the mustard greens. We all really enjoyed this & look forward to collecting all the right ingredients for next time. Thanks for sharing!