Indian Buffalo & Peas Dish

Indian Buffalo & Peas Dish

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Ingredients
Peas
  • 1 lb. black eyed peas
  • 6 strips bacon
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounce) tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Meat
  • 1.5 lbs. ground buffalo meat
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tbs. garam marsala
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
Instructions
  1. Cook the peas as per the instructions on the bag, usually takes a couple of hours.
  2. Chop bacon into small pieces and place into a large pot to render. Once mostly rendered, add onions and stir until onions have cooked for a couple of minutes. Add peas with most of liquid reserving some for later. Add tomatoes, pepper flakes and salt to taste. Let simmer for 45 minutes with enough liquid to keep is barely submerged. Add small bits of reserved or water as needed.
  3. Brown meat in a deep fry pan. Once mostly browned, add onions and continue to cook until meat is fully browned and onions have cooked down a bit. Add garam marsala, rice, cumin seeds, salt and pepper and enough water to accommodate the rice cooking instructions. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer as if just aiming to cook the rice, for the rice cooking amount of time. Once rice is cooked, dish is complete.
  4. Service the two items on a plate or in a bowl side-by-side and supply red pepper flakes to the table.