Ring in the New Year with this lucky meal: pork, greens, and black eye peas. Plus, it’s an easy Nacho recipe you can make any time of the year- Lucky Pork & Black Eyed Peas Nachos
Lucky Pork & Black Eyed Peas Nachos
Do you remember watching the ball drop with Dick Clark way back in the day? It was fun and exciting seeing all of those smiling faces AND all of the confetti!
Bringing in the new year is serious business. So much so many cultures all over the world have deemed certain foods to be imbued with special attributes which bring luck in the new year. And who couldn’t use more luck?
And so, in the spirit of edible good luck charms we created our Lucky Pork & Black Eye Peas Nachos! This baby has some of the luckiest good juju food ingredients around; mainly pork and black-eyed peas.
I know, I know! What am I doing? Well, what I am doing (or did do) was create some of the yummiest and luckiest food fun this side of Baby New Year! Take one look and this beautiful dish and tell me I am wrong!
I will say this, growing up my mom used to make her fair share of black-eyed peas, and this was way before I knew there was more to black-eyed peas that meets the eye (I am so witty). Who knew these little flavor-packed beauties were not just full of fiber but were lucky too. Take about a winning combo! But I don’t think my mom would have foreseen just how I would eventually incorporate the black-eyed eating tradition into a pretty impressive and delicious holiday lucky nacho. I think she you would have been a proud mama, don’t you?
Who doesn’t know a pig is one of the luck inducing foods ever?! Yep, a forkful of pork is like eating a four-leaf clover (or something like that). And we didn’t skimp on the other white meat either. This recipe has so much pork in it when you stab it with your utensil, it just might squeal. You’ve been warned.
Oh! And did you know greens are another lucky food staple? So nom nom nom the night away with some delicious greens. The folklore here is greens resemble money, so get a bellyful of the green stuff, and hopefully, you’ll see a positive change in your bank account in the coming 12-months.
Tell us, what are some of the lucky go to recipes you and your family eat on New Years? We nosy like that way and so we just want to know. Get the complete recipe down below. Happy New Year from A Worthey Read.
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Lucky New Year Nachos
- 1/2 cup chopped pork
- 1/3 cup black-eyed peas
- 1 cup Jasmine rice
- 1 cup collard greens, shredded
- 2 cups pan fried corn tortillas
- avocado, sliced
- tomatillo, diced
- Spanish onion, sliced
- grape tomatoes, sliced
- cilantro, chopped
- shredded Trader Joe’s Buenalba Cheese with Paprika
- El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Sauce
- This recipe was made with leftover pork shoulder. So pull out your favorite pork recipe and get ‘er done.
- Prepare the Jasmine rice according to the package instructions. When the rice is finished cooking fluff with a fork and toss with the leftover pork.
- Prep veggies. Chop the collard greens and cilantro, slice the avocado, tomatoes, and onions, cube the tomatillos and shred the cheese.
- I used canned black-eyed peas, I just warmed them in a standard cooking pot to bring them up to temperature.
- For the corn tortillas, I used 6-inch corn tortillas and quartered them. Use a cast iron skillet over med-high heat. Add one (1) tbsp of olive oil per batch. When the oil is hot, place the quartered corn tortillas flat, brown them on each side until they are crispy and slightly brown. Place pan-fried tortillas into a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb excess grease. Set aside.
- Arrange the pan-fried corn tortillas on a plate, spoon the rice and pork mixture over the tortillas, add the black-eyed peas, sliced avocado, tomatoes, collard greens, and onions. Top with cubed tomatillas, shredded cheese, ciltantro and El Yucateco XXXtra hot sauce.
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