In honor of New Years fast approaching, today's recipe is for Cowboy Caviar. This eclectic dip uses one of the traditional New Years Day ingredients - black eye peas. If your idea of getting wild and crazy is getting green onion dip instead of French onion dip, then maybe this isn't for you. We, however, love trying new and different foods.
1 can jalapeno black-eyed peas, drained
1 can jalapeno pinto beans, drained
1 can white shoe-peg corn, drained
1 small red onion, diced small
1 cup green bell pepper, diced small
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. red pepper
1 Tblsp. water
¼ cup oil
1 cup sugar
¾ cup apple cider Vinegar
Combine top 5 ingredients into a bowl and drain again, then set aside. Put remaining 6 ingredients into a pot, stir, and bring to a boil. Remove from fire and cool. After mixture is cool, add to mixture in bowl, stirring thoroughly. Serve with scoop tortilla chips.
What the canned ingredients looked like.
What it looked like before adding the liquid.
What the sauce looked like.
The finished product.
The Verdict: James and I both really liked it. As previously mentioned, this is a different type of dip so I wouldn't make this for a picky eater! The original recipe called for a cup of chopped celery, which I forgot to add. You can do that if you want, I'm sure it will still be good. Overall, this gets the two thumbs up rating!
Blogger's Note RE: Cowboy Caviar
I just wanted to note how crazy/amazing it is that my blog gets so many hits for people looking up Cowboy Caviar. I literally get dozens of people per day! Yet, NOBODY has left a comment. Not sure if that's a good thing or not! Just funny :)
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