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Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Dried black-eyed peas,2 cups soaked overnight
Olive oil,                      5 tablespoons
Onion,                          2 diced
Green pepper              1 diced
Garlic                           3 cloves minced
Lime juice                    2 tablespoons
Soy sauce                    1/2 cup
Canned tomato sauce 1 cup
Ground cumin             1 tablespoon
Dried thyme                1 teaspoon
Teaspoons salt            1 1/2 or to taste
Cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder             1 teaspoon
Chicken stock             2 cups
Water                          2 cups
Bay leaves                  3


  • In a large stock pot, boil the black-eyed peas with enough water on medium heat, about 50 minutes to an hour.
  • Drain beans, reserving cooking water.
  • In a pan over medium heat, combine oil, onions, and green pepper. Sauté until the vegetables soften, about five to seven minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about two minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add black-eyed peas and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add lime juice, canned tomato, cumin, dried thyme, salt, cracked black pepper, garlic powder. 
  • Fry these spices for a while and then add chicken stock and bay leaves. 
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat or until gravy are thick.

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