I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!
New Years, that is!
Supposedly, it’s good luck to have black eyed peas for New Years? I didn’t get that memo. I ran across this recipe looking for more vegetarian meals to incorporate into our meal plan.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- a dash of liquid smoke
- 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 bunch of Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
- 1 can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- Brown rice
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 3 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 8 minutes.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, paprika and liquid smoke and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Stir in the vegetable broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, then cover and bring to a boil.
Add the greens and black-eyed peas to the pot. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the rice, if desired.
When I was assembling and reading the ingredients more closely, I didn’t think it sounded like a gumbo at all but somehow the flavor was there!
Start by heating the oil.
And add the flour to make a roux. (I think this is the key!)
Saute onion, bell pepper and garlic with 3 Tbls water and salt and pepper.
Once tender, add Worcestershire, paprika, and liquid smoke.
Stir in broth, cover, and bring to a boil.
Stir in the greens and peas, reduce heat to simmer, cover, stir occasionally until chard is wilted and beans are heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
This was a deliciously hearty meal. We got 3 servings out of it and were sufficiently stuffed.
This is a definite make again! And I can feel my luck turning already!