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Food on Fridays with Ann
Because I’m eating mostly vegetarian these days, meatless meals have begun to dominate Friday’s posts.
My mom thought my readers might appreciate a recipe that includes animal protein, so she sent the recipe for my uncle’s black-eyed pea skillet dinner. It’s one of his specialties. Mom said it was so pretty when he stirred it together the other night, she snapped a picture to share.
Black-eyed Pea Skillet Dinner
1 lb ground beef
1 1/4 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green pepper
2 16 oz. cans black-eyes peas*
1 16 oz. can chopped tomatoes, drained or undrained (for soupier mix, don’t drain)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
DirectionsCook beef, onions and green pepper until beef is browned. Stir to crumble and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 or more minutes. Stir often!I’ve not eaten it myself that I remember, but Mom and Uncle Don give it a big thumbs up.
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Sandra Heska King says
It’s almost the same recipe I use for hopping john, I think. No hamburger. Add rice and cheddar cheese. And bake. Serve with cornbread and turnip greens or spinach. Yum.
Ann Kroeker says
Ah! I might try that! I love cornbread and greens. Why I don’t live in the south is a mystery to me.
that’s cool that your mom is snapping pics as someone else is cooking 🙂 Hubby is always like “don’t you want a picture?” … 🙂 Thanks for hosting again!
Megan Willome says
I forget to eat black-eyed peas outside of New Year’s, but I love them. H-E-B sells a fresh mango pico de gallo that pairs nicely.
Trish Southard says
Posting famiy recipes and sharing will preserve the memories that will last forever. Thank you for taking the time to publish a stovetop recipe! Summer is the perfect time to stop using our ovens. Beautiful photo!
Sounds and looks good. Your mother is trying to tell you something! Be careful to give your family protein. If your digestion and health warrants giving up meat, so be it, but do remember the Bible says meat is good. I hope you are not joining a cult? Perhaps you are being influenced by your friends who offer you a recipe book.
One of My granddaughters had a boy friend that almost caused her to give up all food. It can happen. I remember when you asked me a similar question when I posted about my Kombucha tea home brew. Love You!
Black-eyed peas have plenty of protein without adding ground beef and the nastiness that’s in 70% of it in the United States! Someone brought a dish very much like this but without meat to my church potluck a few months ago, and it was delicious.
Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey says
Your mom was right, it looks very pretty and yummy at the same time 🙂
Thank you so much for hosting. I enjoy coming by whenever I can.