Bock New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea ChowderBy Steve Denney
- Meal: Entree
- Seasonality: Winter
- Difficulty: Easy
- Serves: 6
- Time: 20 minutes
- Beer Style: Bock
You can't bring in a new year without black-eyed peas and I have the absolute best black-eyed pea chowder recipe for just the occasion. All you need is some Shiner Bock (I am from Texas), or other bock-style beer, some fresh black-eyed peas and some t
1 pint of fresh black-eyed peas
3 slices of smoked bacon, cut in strips
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
12 oz Bock beer (I used Shiner Bock - I am from Texas)
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 fresh jalapeño (optional)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper
In a medium stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat brown bacon strip until crispy and remove bacon onto a paper towel for later use.
Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, red bell peppers, jalapeños (if using), a pinch of salt and some fresh cracked pepper.
Sauté until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
Add chopped garlic and sauté for another minute or so. Add smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder and stir to incorporate.
Add black-eyed peas, beer and chicken stock and bring just to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low to low and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the peas are tender.
Serve with cornbread or as a side dish for pork chops.
Steve Denney, founder of PairMyBeer.com is an unsnooty foodie that loves craft beer and created a place online to learn and share how to pair and cook with craft beer. I look forward to “growing the craft beer community one meal at a time!”