Honor Traditon with my Delicious Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Everyone has heard of the superstition that you must eat cabbage and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I don’t necessarily believe in superstitions but I do believe in tradition. I also believe in eating healthy. Every year I love to cook this hearty delicious Black-Eyed Pea Dip recipe from my cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age. This is one of my favorite New Year’s Eve healthy easy recipes and I make it every year. The extra dip goes great served over rice and now, it is another meal.
Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe Easy If You Can you Open Cans.
Meaty and easy to whip up, you simply brown ground sirloin. Remember to always use meat ending in a “loin” or “round” because it is the leanest cut of meat. Next, saute onion, open and dump cans, stir in cheese, and you have the most fabulous Black-Eyed Pea Dip recipe you whipped up in minutes. It does not get much simpler than that! It is important to drain the black-eyed peas or any beans because draining and rinsing beans reduces the sodium. This dip goes great with pitta chips. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year’s!
Black-Eyed Pea Dip recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen
Open cans for a simple short-cut to this meaty black bean dip; hearty, healthy, and delicious. Don’t save this delicious dip for only New Year’s Day because you can enjoy it year round.
Makes 24 (1/4-cup) servings
1/2 pound ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, cored, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon chopped jarred jalapenos
2 (15-ounce) cans black- eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
1. In nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook meat, onion, and bell pepper, until meat is done.
2. Stir in flour and add remaining ingredients. Stir the dip until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated thoroughly.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 66 Calories from fat 26% Fat 2g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 222mg Carbohydrate 7g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 1g Protein 5g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat
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