Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Skillet

"An easy tasty one pot dinner. Makes a delicious and inexpensive dinner in a hurry.Vegetarian version. Substitute meat alternative(I have used the Morning Star Farms and the Ready Ground Beef Crumbles with great success, or just leave out altogether and use as a side dish)"
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  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and bell pepper until beef is brown and vegetables are tender.
  • Drain off excess fat.
  • Add drained black-eyed peas, tomatoes and their liquid, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • I serve with corn muffins and cold spiced peaches for an easy one dish supper.
  • NOTE- If you don't have the spicy black-eyed peas, you could add chopped jalapenos to suit your taste along with plain black-eyed peas.
  • This dish freezes well.

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  1. My family and I loved it! So easy to prepare. It is definitely a winning dish in our household. I prepared it with the frozen burger crumbles and a can of seasoned diced tomatoes. We had it along with "best cornbread ever" <a href="/18947">Best Cornbread Ever</a>. Thank you!
  2. Quite good! I used ground turkey sausage which added a good bit of flavor. I did have to add more liquid to keep it from going dry. I think two or three cans of tomatoes would have suited my taste better.
  3. Good simple meal. I could not find spicy black-eyed peas but adding cajun seasoning and chili powder gave me the flavor I was looking for. I cut the recipe in half, except I did use the full can of tomatoes. And it served 3. Thanks for sharing!
  4. I made this, tonight, and it was delicious! For just the two of us, I halved the recipe, except for the green bell pepper and tomatoes, of which I used the full amount. I also didn't have any fresh onion, and since my husband hates onion, anyhow, I used 1/2 cup reconstituted dried onion (I soaked the onion flakes in boiling water for a few minutes before adding them to the pan), undrained. I used 1/2 of a 14 ounce package of meatless GimmeLean! ground beef style for the meat alternative. And I had to add about 2 TBSP. olive oil to saute' the pepper, onion and GimmeLean! I made the following adaptations for a low sodium diet: used low sodium canned black-eyed peas, "no salt added" diced tomatoes in their own juice and omitted the salt. I added 3/4 tsp. sweet California chili powder to make up for not having spicy black-eyed peas. (GimmeLean! has 475.5 mg sodium per serving when portioned at 7 ounces for two servings, which, when the 47.5 mg sodium from the half can of black-eyed peas is added, put me a little over my personal limit of 500 mg sodium per meal. So I may reduce the amount of meat alternative used, the next time I make this, and perhaps add more black-eyed peas instead.)



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