A New Year’s tradition in one pot, less mess. It is said that if you eat black eyed peas in the new year you will have luck all year long. Some say to add a penny to the pot and whomever gets the lucky penny in their bowl with gain extra luck that year. I don’t know if it works but why take the chance? Especially when black eyed peas are loaded with fiber, potassium (good for muscle support), iron, and black eyed peas contain 5.7g of protein for every 1/2 cup serving. I’d say that is a good reason to take a chance on luck.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter)
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
- 2 chicken sausages (I like Aidells chicken apple sausage), cut into half moons
- 1/4 cup diced apple
- 3 cups bone broth or chicken stock
- 11 oz black eyed peas (canned or pre-soaked)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- pinch of salt
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 2 cups baby spinach or greens
- Warm a dutch oven pot or deep skillet and add coconut oil or ghee and allow to liquify.
- Add diced onion and mushrooms, cook until onions are translucent.
- Add black eyed peas, sausage, spices and broth, cover and let simmer on medium low heat for 20 minutes or until most of the broth has been cooked out and absorbed.
- In the last 5 minutes of cooking add apple, re-cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in spinach until wilted. Serve warm and wish for good luck all year.