This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love With Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Good for you and full of great smoky flavor, this greens and beans dish topped with a fried egg is perfect for a lucky New Year’s!
Let’s get some good New Year’s juju up in this joint.
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SHAZAM! And that’s how we’re gonna get our good karma in this year. By stuffing our faces with things like Tuxedo Popcorn, Maple Fudge, Ginger Twist Tea, Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread, and Sweet Potato Popchips.
And spinach and chickpeas with a fried egg on top.
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Every country has its own set of lucky foods that one should eat on New Year’s Day in order to have a prosperous year ahead, but by far my favorite is the south’s greens and beans tradition. Traditionally, these are black-eyed peas and collard greens, but I went with some yellow-eyed peas and spinach for this hearty smoky healthy dish. You can use whatever you have sitting around your pantry! This is my submission to this month’s Recipe Redux, the theme of which is Good Luck Foods!
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided
- 8 cups baby spinach
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 lb dried beans, soaked overnight and boiled until tender or 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas
- 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 4 large eggs
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy skillet. When the oil begins to shimmer, add 1 garlic clove worth of garlic. Stir until it starts to brown. Add the spinach to the pot and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until wilted. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside. Wipe out skillet.
- Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and remaining garlic. Cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the cumin and paprika and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add the beans and tomatoes, stirring to combine. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
- Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in the spinach. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Fry eggs, two at a time, in a bit of oil in a medium skillet. Spoon the chickpea stew into four bowls and top each with a fried egg. Serve.