Recipes and Cooking Refried Black-Eyed Peas 4.0 (9) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Reed Davis Cook Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon bacon drippings ½ cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup finely chopped bacon or pancetta 1 clove garlic 1 dried chile de arbol 8 ounce dried black-eyed peas (about 1 cup) 3 ½ cup chicken stock ¼ - ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup crumbled queso blanco Snipped fresh cilantro, optional Directions In a medium-sized pan warm bacon fat over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook about 10 minutes. Add garlic, chile pepper, and peas. Pour enough stock to cover. Increase heat; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to barely simmering. Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour, until peas are tender. Add salt, cumin, and chili powder. Cool in pan. Transfer to a clean container. Refrigerate 1 hour. If desired, remove and discard chile de arbol. Preheat oven to 350°F. For refried peas, in 8-inch cast iron skillet heat oil over medium-high. Mash peas with fork. Add to hot skillet. Reduce heat to medium; stir occasionally until hot. Top with cheese. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings. Tips If needed, additional chicken stock may be added while mashing to reach a smoother consistency. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 142 Calories 9g Fat 11g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 142 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 11mg 4% Sodium 461mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 4g Protein 6g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 280mg 6% Folate, total 52.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.