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Barbecued Black-Eyed Peas

Boring Beans Begone With Barbecued Black-Eyed Peas

In America, it's a tradition to eat black-eyed peas for good luck as we ring in the New Year. Just because they're beans — a statement of fact, even though they are called "peas" — doesn't mean they have to be boring. This barbecued baked black-eyed peas recipe is spi-cy (yes, that's two syllables, because this is a Southern recipe and to emphasize that this will open up your sinuses). It tastes smoky and rich, as if it's seasoned with bacon, but the flavors come from the chipotles in adobo sauce. I especially love it with grits, millet, or brown rice. Happy (almost) New Year to you and your family!

Baked Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas

Baked Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas

Barbecued Black-Eyed Peas

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
  2. 2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  3. 1/2 onion, diced
  4. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  7. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  8. 1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce
  9. 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  10. 1 large chipotles in adobo sauce
  11. 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  12. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  13. 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot, combine black-eyed peas with enough water to cover them by two inches. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Skim off any foam, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, until just tender, about 50 minutes to an hour. Drain beans, reserving cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a sauté pan over medium heat, combine oil, onions, and bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables soften, about five to seven minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about two minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a blender, combine the vinegar, lime juice, tamari, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, agave nectar, cumin, thyme, one cup reserved bean water, and three tablespoons olive oil. Puree until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  4. In an oven-safe sauté pan, cast-iron skillet, or two-quart baking dish, stir cooked beans, sautéed vegetables, and sauce until well incorporated. Bake uncovered for two hours, stirring occasionally.
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