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Cornbread with Spicy Blackeye Peas

Ready In: 1 hour
Serves: 9
Low Added SugarVegetarian
Serve with Oven Fried Chicken for a family dinner.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Strainer
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Oven
Oven mitt
Stovetop
Medium pot
Medium bowl
9x9 baking dish
Large skillet
Spatula or spoon

Ingredients

Serves 9
6 cups Water
16 ounces Black-eyed Peas drained and rinsed
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Egg beaten
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Buttermilk Lowfat
1 cup Corn
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 Onion Medium, chopped
2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1 Jalapeño Pepper seeded and chopped (optional)

Directions

1.Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
2.In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil over high heat.
3.

Add black-eyed peas and return to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes.

4.

While the black-eyed peas are cooking, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

5.Add the egg, oil, buttermilk, and corn to the flour mixture. Mix ingredients until just blended (there may be a few small lumps).
6.Spray a 9 x 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
7.Pour the batter into the pan.
8.Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
9.

As the cornbread continues to bake, drain the black-eyed peas and keep half a cup of cooking water.

10.Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and sauté onions and garlic over medium heat until tender, about 3 minutes.
11.

Add black-eyed peas, jalapeño pepper, and reserved cooking water to the skillet and continue to simmer and stir for 5 minutes more.

12.

Serve a square of cornbread over ½ cup of black-eyed peas.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 g10%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 203 mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 54 g20%
Dietary Fiber 7 g25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: