OK...NO dairy this time around
There are tons of recipes out there on the Internet for Texas Caviar
. This ONE
recipe that I've been making for years is based on my visit to the Big Texan Steak House in Amarillo back in the 90's. Do Not confuse it with their recipe, as I've b@stardized it to fit my likes. All amounts are approximate and open to any interpretation.
3 15oz(?) cans of Black Eyed Peas/beans
½ small red onion, chopped and diced thin
½ cup, + or -, canned jalapeno's, chopped fine
2 cloves of garlic crushed
ground black pepper to your taste
a few good drops of your favorite hot sauce
1/3 cup, + or -, zesty Italian dressing *
Drain the beans, add the rest of the ingredients except dressing. Stir well. Add dressing and stir until your desired consistency, adding more if you like. Let sit overnight. Stir and adjust your heat level, if needed. Serve with tortilla chips.
* olive oil and red wine vinegar can be substituted here.