No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Black Eyed Peas Sliders

3 Cups Cooked Black Eyed Peas OR 2 (15 OZ) Cans Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
1 Large Egg, beaten
1 1⁄2 Cups Minced Red Pepper
3 TB Minced Jalapeño
2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
2 Cups Rice Cracker Crumbs
1 Cup Minced Celery
1 Cup Minced Green Onions
3 Garlic Cloves, grated
1⁄2 Cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 Cup Chopped Spinach, (if frozen defrosted and very well drained)
1 TB Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1⁄2 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper Mini Cornbread Muffins
*Spicy Sweet Red Pepper Jelly Sauce 1 Cup Kale, Finely Sliced

Step One

In a large bowl mash the black-eyed peas. Add the egg and the next 12 ingredients to a bowl. Mix well. Spray or grease a mini muffin tin with olive oil. Scoop about a TB of the mixture into each well of the tin. Pat down lightly. Bake at 400F for 15 – 20 minutes.

 Step Two

Cut a cornbread muffin in half and place  the black-eyed pea slider in the muffin, and top with kale and:


*Spicy Sweet Red Pepper Jelly Sauce

1 Cup *Red Pepper Jelly
2 TB Dijon Mustard
2 Tsp Horseradish
1 TB Orange Zest

Stir ingredients together in small bowl.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Cornbread Muffins (Gluten Free)
2 Cups Yellow Cornmeal
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 1⁄2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 TB Sugar + 1⁄2 Tsp Sea Salt
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup of Mashed Cannellini Beans
1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
4 Large Egg Whites, lightly beaten
2 Cups Light Buttermilk

Step One Preheat the oven to 400F. Combine cornmeal, soda, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and whisk together with a fork.

Step Two In another bowl, combine the oil and beans. Stir in the eggs, whites and buttermilk, then add the cornmeal mixture and stir until JUST blended.

Step Three Spoon the batter into a oil sprayed mini muffin tin and bake in the middle of a preheated 400F oven for about 15 minutes.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

I used Brenda’s – the Passionate Preserver – lower sugar *red pepper jelly in the sauce. Lower sugar means lots more fruit flavor! Find her delicious jellies and jams here: The Passionate Preserver

No. 4 : CHEERS!

Crios Susanna Balboa Torrontes
Mendoza Argentina
About $15.00

Full of fruit flavor like peaches and melon, this white wine is a fun change from the same old chardonnay or pinot grigio. Susanna Balboa is a “rock star” wine maker in Argentina, creating wines from affordable like this one, to wines costing hundreds of dollars. Torrontes is indigenous to Argentina and its ripe juicy flavors and aromas are a super pair with the slightly spicy burgers.

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