Black-Eyed Peas, Creole Style

Black Eyed Peas rice kale WMIngredients:

4 oz bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz ham, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, deseeded, and minced
2 t Creole seasoning mix
1 t dried thyme
3/4 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried basil
2 bay leaves
1 pound black-eyed peas, sorted, rinsed, and soaked
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
Water as needed

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Pico de Gallo v. 1



4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1 green onion, white and light green part only, thinly sliced
1 Serrano, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 jalapeno, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 lime juiced
1 t white vinegar
1 T cilantro, chopped
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Mild and Light Chili Mac



1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
1 lb lean ground sirloin
1 T plus 1 t chili powder
1 T garlic powder
1 1/2 t cumin
1 t dried cilantro, or 1 T fresh, minced
1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 lime, squished
2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 (10 oz) cans chopped tomatoes with mild chilis – Rotel or Hatch work well, but a store brand is just fine
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
Water – measure by filling one of the empty tomato cans with water once and the second empty tomato can twice.
Garnish: extra cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped raw onion, and hot sauces
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Turkey and White Bean Chili


1 T olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
20 oz ground turkey, lean
20 oz ground turkey, extra lean
1 T plus 1 t garlic, minced
2 T plus 1/2 T Gebhardt Chili Powder
2 3/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/4 t chipotle chili powder (omit if you are a spice wimp and increase if you love it hot)
3 T all-purpose flour
3 T tomato paste
1 (4 oz) can Hatch chilis (hot or mild as you prefer)
3 C low sodium chicken stock
3 (15 oz) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
2 T cilantro, rinsed, dried and chopped

Optional garnish: more chopped cilantro, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapenos
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