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Nurse Di! Made this last night. Dahling and I inhaled it! Sauteed some celery with the onion and upped the garlic and chicken broth. Added a bay leaf, 1 tsp hot sauce and a little Italian seasoning, plus some diced ham. Used frozen black-eyes. WOW!!! Thanks a bunch!!!!
I have to admit, I added a few things - I added celery (3 ribs chopped), 3 bay leaves and cubed cooked ham (from ham steaks). I used Better than Bullion with water for the 2c of broth. I also added some cayenne. This was PERFECT! Ralph's just happened to have a container of cooked black eyed peas so I thought I'd try it. Delicious! I love the texture and flavor of the peas! I did saute' the onion, celery and garlic in about 1Tbsp of bacon fat with 1Tbsp of butter. It got rave reviews!!! Thanks for the recipe!
UPDATED REVIEW: Over the years I've come to like beans in general more than I used to, including black eyed-peas, and have to say, this recipe is really wicked good. Thank you so much for posting the recipe. We've been having it every New Year ever since I found it, and would happily make it more than once a year, too. ;-)
OLD REVIEW: This was totally edible. That might not sound like much of a compliment, but coming from someone who hates black-eyed peas as much as I do and subjects herself to them once a year only because it's lucky tradition, it is a *huge* compliment! :-) For the most part, I just found it really salty, so I'll try this again next year but maybe using real broth instead of bouillon and adding a bay leaf and some other spice like others have suggested. Thank you for posting a recipe that made a dish I usually dread something not all that bad to look forward to! Happy New Year!
very easy to make and I think you could mix about anything in it.
This is my favorite new year's day meal. I used frozen black eyed peas and added sliced sausage to make it more of a meal. I also substituted tony chacherie's seasoning for the salt and red pepper. I fried a some bacon and used the drippings instead of the butter. Used a mix of brown and white rice. Yum!
This was really tasty! I used brown rice (cooked on the side with the broth) and would probably reduce the amount next time by half. I added about half a ham steak in chunks, and about a quarter of a red bell pepper.
Great Recipe! I use red or black kidney beans, basmati or jasmine rice, and add a little bit of adobo powder as seasoning. It comes out perfect every time. I'm sure any bean would taste delicious in this recipe. What a keeper!
I LOVE this recipe, and I mean love love love love love this recipe. My husband and I eat white rice 3-4 times a week, but I often get bored. This recipe is incredible! I love that we are getting more beans/fiber into our diet, and I add a chopped red bell pepper to the onion mix, so we are getting more veggies too. We make this once a week, it is so good!
just made this a lil while ago..its really good. i will def. be makin it again.