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Black-Eyed Pea Chili

April 30, 2016
Black Eyed Pea Chili

Black-eyed pea what?! Don’t judge it until you try it. Sometimes you are in the mood for chili and you don’t have any beans. It happens. After a little rummaging through the pantry, we thought peas would be a better addition to this chili recipe than Spaghetti-O’s.

Thus, our Black-eyed Pea Chili Recipe was born.

Our recipe is easily adapted to what you have on hand, but we’ve gotta say…this version is pretty dang delicious.

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

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Black Eyed Pea Chili Recipe is just as awesome as you think.

Black-eyed peas have a unique earthy flavor, and bring a new flavor to a classic chili recipe.

We cooked black-eyed peas from dry using our slow cooker method with a shorter cooking time, but feel free to use canned or frozen. (If using canned, rinse them first.)

 

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

In a large pot or dutch oven, get a really good sear on your lean ground beef. This makes sure you get the best flavor possible. Then throw in chopped onion, salt and pepper and cook it up.

I have my heart set on this awesome pot from Food 52.

Add the bell pepper (any color is fine). For our Black-eyed Pea Chili, we went with sweet red and yellow bell peppers.

Toss in all the spices, tomatoes, broth, and beer.

(If you like new twists on old favorites, try our Tex-Mex Macaroni skillet recipe.)

 

In the chili mood and we ran out of beans!!! Instead of crying about it, we improvised. TADA! Black-Eyed Pea Chili Recipe...and yes, it is so good.

 

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A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

(You might have to get sneaky and steal a beer from your husband’s cooler when he isn’t looking. Just a suggestion. Not that I would do anything like that.)

 

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

Dump in your green chiles or TAMED jalapenos, which is what we used. They have a great pickled pepper flavor but very little heat.

We. Love. Chili. Try our Texas Tailgate Chili and Weeknight Baked Bean Chili.

 

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

You can leave these out altogether, but it really does brighten the chili recipe, both in color and flavor.

Pour in your black-eyed peas, stir to combine all the magic ingredients. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?

 

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

Heat to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, simmer, and serve.

We loved our Black-Eyed Pea Chili Recipe with a little cheddar cheese and our Cornbread Recipe #9. Also goes well with Cornbread Recipe #23.

 

A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

 

Love it or hate it? Tell us what you think in comments.

 




 

Black-Eyed Pea Chili

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  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 4.5 oz can green chiles, undrained or 1/2 cup chopped tamed pickled jalapenos
  • 3 TB chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 4.5 oz can green chiles, undrained or 1/2 cup chopped tamed pickled jalapenos
  • 1 12 oz beer
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
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In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil and garlic until you can smell the garlic and it starts turning brown. Add ground beef and sear until brown.

Add chopped onion, salt and pepper, stir and cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the bell pepper.

Mix in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper flakes and coriander. Stir in diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, beer and broth. Add the green chiles or jalapenos. Combine, then add the black-eyed peas.

Heat chili to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer. Cook on low for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with cornbread and your favorite chili toppings.

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A spicy classic with a Southern twist. Our Black Eyed Pea Chili recipe is amazing. Earthy flavor with a kick. (Serve with cornbread.)

5 Comments

  • Reply Stacey Keeling May 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm This is absolutely something we would love at our house. Pinning to remember. :)
    • Reply Teri May 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm Thank you! Let us know how you like it.
  • Reply Lisa September 11, 2017 at 9:41 am Stumbled upon your recipe when I wanted to make chili and only had black eyed peas on hand. This chili was amazing! Husband and eight year old ate two huge bowls each! 😀 Will be making again soon!
  • Reply Lisa September 11, 2017 at 9:46 am Made this last night, amazing! Husband and eight year old son ate two huge bowls each! Will be making again soon. :)
    • Reply Teri September 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm That is great, I am glad you loved it and thank you for taking the time to let me know. (The black eyed peas are surprisingly good!)

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