Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

Turn dried peas into an impressive side dish with a clever mix of spices and salsa.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb dried black-eyed peas (2 cups), sorted, rinsed
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
6
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup medium or hot chunky-style salsa
  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except salsa.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Stir in salsa. Cover; cook on High heat setting about 10 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Cooked greens, like spinach, mustard or collards, are perfect mates for black-eyed peas. Serve the greens with red wine vinegar to splash on top. Add a special touch by topping each serving of beans with sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.