It's been a week, so I'm back at the blog. My goal is to try and write a new post every week - we shall see how that goes during the busy season. Last week, I included my recipe for Chili Peans, and this week, I'll let you know how it turned out.
b- that was a lot of peas
So, next time I try this recipe, I'm going to use about 2/3rds the amount of peas, and add in a can (or two) of tomato sauce. The day after, we had the leftovers and added a can of tomato sauce and it just added in that extra little bit of moisture that chili is supposed to have.
I've never really been a huge fan of store bought split peas, because they always seem to taste the way an empty grain bin smells - kind of like cardboard. It was with a great deal of trepidation that I tried my first bite of the chili peans and I have to say, that the second third fourth etc followed quite swiftly because they tasted nothing like store bought split peas. They have a fresh, light, almost nutty flavor, and are entirely lacking in any starchy taste. They are also very, very filling. This recipe fed myself and one other a supper, a lunch, and a supper, so it would likely do a family of four, one meal? Of course, I served it with biscuits too, so that might skew the results a little bit. I will continue to experiment and post the results!