Pasta hoppin' john

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Bow Ties or Wagon Wheels OR other medium pasta shape, uncooked
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 \N Jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped; OR... Dried jalapeno flakes
3 \N Garlic cloves; chopped
1 \N Green bell pepper seeded and chopped
28 ounces Canned crushed tomatoes
10 ounces Frozen black-eyed peas prepared according to directions, or... Canned black-eyed peas, (rinsed and drained)
1 tablespoon Cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Chopped fresh cilantro, or Dried cilantro
\N \N Salt and black pepper (to taste)

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Saute the onion, jalapeno, garlic and pepper until softened, about three minutes. Add tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes partially covered. Stir occasionally. Add the black-eyed peas, vinegar and cilantro. Cover and simmmer an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Toss gently with cooked pasta and serve immediately.

Serves 6-8

Each serving provides: 347 Calories; 11⅖ g Protein; 67 g Carbohydrates; 3⅗ g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 194 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 9%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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