Black-Eyed Peas with Pork & Greens

Black-Eyed Peas with Pork & Greens

Makes: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This boldly flavored spin on Hoppin’ John replaces salt pork or bacon with lean pork chops. Plus we’ve added greens—in this case kale—a traditional accompaniment with the dish. Serve with cornbread and a glass of Spanish rioja.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork chops, trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 8 cups roughly chopped kale leaves, (about 1 small bunch), tough stems removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, or sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, preferably hot (see Tip)
  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed

Preparation

  1. Toss pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  2. Add onion, tomato paste and rice to the pan and cook until the onion softens, about 4 minutes. Add kale and garlic and cook until the kale begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, vinegar, paprika and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the rice is done, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the reserved pork and black-eyed peas and heat for 1 minute.

Tips & Notes

Tip: Smoked paprika is a spice made from grinding smoke-dried red peppers. It’s available in sweet, bittersweet and hot. Find it in the spice section of large supermarkets or at tienda.com.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 279
  • % Daily values *
  • 12% Total Fat 8g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • 15% Cholesterol 44mg
  • 23% Potassium 792mg
  • 22% Sodium 526mg
  • 10% Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • 20% Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Sugars 1g
  • 46% Protein 23g

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

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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