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January 28, 2013

Frieda's Speciality Produce Black-Eyed Peas



My family loves beans. I have never had a problem getting my kids to eat any type of beans, especially pinto beans. They love them. On New Year's Day every year I always make some sort of dish using black-eyed peas. It's supposed to be good luck, and even though I know it doesn't actually do anything having a little bit of fun with food never hurt anyone. Recently I was sent a sample of black-eyed peas from Frieda's Specialty Produce to try in my home kitchen.

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One of my favorite ways to prepare black-eyed peas is baked with pinto or black beans. When they are mixed with pinto beans the color is more noticeable, but since I was out I used the black beans I already had in my cupboard. The color of the beans turned out darker since the black beans colored the black-eyed peas. So how did I prepare them? I combined one pound of dried black beans and the 6.5 ounces of black-eyed peas. I let them soak overnight and then I cooked the beans in apple cider. Once the beans were done, I drained the beans, reserving the liquid. Then I placed them in a dutch oven, nestled whole peeled onions, added sorghum, a small amount of chili powder the reserved apple cider cooking liquid and mustard. I then covered with water and let them cook covered for 3 hours at 250 degrees, then with the lid off for another hour. They turned out delicious and were a great way to celebrate the New Year. Interested in finding out more about Frieda's Specialty Produce? They offer a range of products to chose from and can ship right to your door. Here are their links:

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Disclaimer: I received a sample from Frieda's Specialty Produce in order to facilitate this review. I didn't receive any other compensation and as always all opinions expressed are my own.  

6 comments:

  1. I don't know if you could get me to eat a blackeyed pea. The same goes for lima beans ... lol. I'm just not a bean kind of person!

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    1. They aren't bad if you add then in with other beans or add sugar, I promise :)

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  2. This is an interesting one! I have never really liked black eyed peas, but I love black beans, so this just may work for me. Thank you!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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    1. They taste more like black beans, you wouldn't even notice the black-eyed peas. Even my kids love this recipe :)

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  3. They sound delicious! I haven't had blackeyed peas in forever but I do like them.

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    1. Thanks :) I hadn't had them in a long time either, but we always have them on New Year's Day!

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