Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas don’t get enough love the rest of the year, so we are featuring them again today with spicy balsamic BBQ black-eyed peas!

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

But how do you recreate that smoky bold bacony flavor without the bacon? The answer – chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I seriously love these things. I always have a can open in my fridge to add to any dish needing a spicy or smoky kick. If you’ve never tossed a can of these flavorful peppers into your shopping cart when you peruse down the “ethnic food” aisle, you’re missing out my friend.

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

This recipe uses black-eyed peas (enter luck here) in place of traditional kidney beans, replaces classic bacon bits with chopped mushrooms and uses heart-healthy flaxseed to thicken the mixture. A dietitian’s dream.

 

Balsamic BBQ Black-Eyed Peas

Holy smokes, these are good! hah. Freeze the leftovers or share with friends! Between these BBQ peas and our famous Hoppin’ John Quinoa Sliders, you’ll have no reason to neglect black-eyed peas the rest of the year!

 

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