Redneck Caviar

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1 can(s) blackeyed or purple hull peas, drained
1 can(s) black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 can(s) shoepeg corn, drained
1 can(s) diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers (Rotel), drain some of juice off
1 can(s) diced tomatoes, drained
1 chopped bell pepper (1/2 green pepper and 1/2 red pepper is really pretty)
chopped onion to taste (you can used a few green onions and some sweet onion or you may like chopped red onion, whatever your preference
1 or 2 chopped jalapeno peppers, with insides removed (be careful they will cause skin to burn when removing insides)
chopped fresh cilantro, to taste, about 1/2 cup
sugar to taste, about 2-3 Tablespoons
1 bottle Zesty Italian dressing
1 tsp minced garlic

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Donna Brown Recipe
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West TN, TN
Member Since Dec 2009
Donna's notes for this recipe:
This dip is really good with Tostitos scoops or your favorite cracker. My son didn't like any of these ingredients until he tried this combination. You may also substitute black beans for a can of pinto beans. (It is also called Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar).
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Put beans, peas, and corn in container with tight fitting lid. Add tomatoes and Rotel. Chop and add rest of ingredients. Pour Italian dressing over, marinate a few hours or overnight. Keep refrigerated.

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user Robyn Tomblinson pigasus718 - Dec 28, 2009
I have been making this for years. We call it Texas Caviar. I also use golden hominy in mine. It is always a big hit wherever I take it. I come home with an empty bowl and lots of requests for the recipe :)
user Amy Porter MommaAlDente - Jun 7, 2010
I love this stuff! Where I live here in NC we call it Brushy Mountain Caviar...I guess it's all the same, just given a local tag in the name, lol. People always eat it up whenever I take it anywhere!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jun 7, 2010
I love the different names for the same delicious dish.
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 14, 2010
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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Mar 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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