Black-Eyed Pea Chili for Crock Pot

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Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


1 1/4 c dried black-eyed peas;rinsed,picked over and soaked overnight,covered with water
2 Tbsp coconut oil ,or your favorite
1 c onion,diced
1 c green bell pepper, diced
2 tsp garlic,inced
15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes(i like hunts);you can use rol-tel
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili pepper or to your taste
1 c vegetable broth
1/2 c dairy sour cream,optional
1/2 c green onion, diced
1 lb ground turkey,optional

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This is a great comfort chili that is healthy. and it can be made with ground turkey, bacon or other meats if desired. We like it both without the meat and with the meat;your choice. This like most chili, is even better the next day.
Great served with corn bread or garlic toast.(I used Bisquick cornmeal crust)
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Soak peas in large pot and add 2 quarts of water and soak overnight at room temperature. Drain and rinse well.
Add the oil to a large skillet and sauté the onion for 3 minutes;add the bell pepper and garlic and sauté 3 more minutes.Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and chili powder and simmer 3 minutes.
Pour peas and broth into the slow cooker. Add sautéed vegetable mixture. (If you are using the turkey or other meat, cook in the skillet until browned and scrambled, drain and add to pot)
Cover pot and cook 5 hours or until black eyed peas are tender. Season with salt and pepper and serve topped with the green onion and sour cream if desired..
While chili is cooking make the cornmeal bread or biscuits.
Cornmeal topping:
3/4 cup Bisquick
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg
Combine and stir ingredients together just until blended; pour over chili in crock pot 40 minutes or until golden brown,uncovered; before chili is done .
Can make into cornmeal muffins , if desired-which I do sometimes.

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user Ann Sumpter mikesbaker - Jan 10, 2014
Pinched! This sounds like another winner! Thanks for sharing!
user Melanie B MelBelle - Jan 10, 2014
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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Jan 10, 2014
Thanks BobW, let me know how you like it and how the gang likes it too! Thanks for sharing and pinching...hugs
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Jan 10, 2014
Thanks so much for the pinch Areatha, hope you enjoy this recipe and it helps keep you warm there in Indiana...hugs

Ann I do hope you give this recipe a try and then let me know if your family enjoyed it..hugs.
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Jan 10, 2014
Melanie as always I love that you choose to share with your groups..hugs my dear...

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