Refried Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Reciped adapted from the Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Refried Black-Eyed Peas
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Refried Black-Eyed Peas
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to 8 servings
Total time: 1 hour
  • 1 large tomato (8 to 10 ounces), cut in half
  • 1 jalapeño
  • ½ cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided ½ cup diced onion (½ medium onion) 2 garlic cloves 8 ounces dry chorizo, finely chopped 6 cups cooked and drained black-eyed peas (canned is fine)Salt
  1. Preheat the broiler. Rub the tomato and jalapeño with 2 teaspoons of the oil and place them on skin side up on a baking sheet. Place the vegetables in the broiler and cook, turning with tongs occasionally, until they are lightly charred all over. Remove from the oven, cover with a towel and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Core and coarsely chop the tomato, collecting the juices in a bowl. Scrape off the stem and charred jalapeño skin with the tip of a paring knife. Coarsely chop the jalapeño, discarding the seeds to reduce the heat, if desired. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree the tomato, its juice and the jalapeño.
  3. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the remaining ½ cup of oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chorizo and cook until the chorizo renders its fat, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black-eyed peas and tomato mixture. Cook until the peas start to break down, about 30 minutes, then mash some or all of the peas with the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and serve warm.
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