Pasta Hoppin' John

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Pasta Hoppin’ John
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  • 6 to 8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bow Ties, Wagon Wheels or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped or 1/2 tsp. dried jalapeño flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 28- oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 10- oz. package frozen black-eyed peas, prepared according to directions, or 1 16-oz. can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, or 1 tbsp. dried cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation

Preparation

1 Cook pasta according to package directions; drain

2 In large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.

3 Saute the onion, jalapeño, garlic and pepper until softened, about three minutes.

4 Add tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes partially covered.

5 Stir occasionally. Add the black-eyed peas, vinegar and cilantro

6 Cover and simmmer an additional 10 minutes.

7 Season with salt and black pepper.

8 Toss gently with cooked pasta and serve immediately.

Source: National Pasta Association