My parents in Tecoman, Mexico.
New Year’s Day is almost here!
Do you have your black-eyed pea ingredients ready?
Here is my husband’s recipe for black-eyed peas- South Texas style.
Ranch Recipe #17: John’s Black-eyed Peas
1-2 pounds dried black eyed peas (or 2 packages uncooked frozen peas)
1-2 onions diced
salt pork or bacon
your favorite pinto beans seasonings
My husband prepares black eyed peas the same way he makes frijoles a la charra or pinto beans.
In a soup pot , cover 2 lbs. of dried peas (or frozen peas) with water
and bring them to a boil.
Boil for a few minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Let the peas ‘sit’ a few minutes.
Drain off the water, rinse, and add fresh water.
Add the sauteed onion, bacon, and garlic .
Season your peas in the same way you would season pinto beans.
My husband adds a sprinkle of chili powder.
Return to a boil. Lower the heat and let the peas cook until done.
Once tender, add chopped cilantro, stir, and serve.
Serve with cornbread slathered in butter.
Do you ever slather your cornbread?
Happy New Year!
Joining Miz Helen’s