"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

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Lori Reed Garthwaite
Added: Wednesday, July 1, 2009


1/2 c. cider vinegar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 can pinto beans
1 can black-eyed peas
1 can corn

3-4 stalks of celery, diced
1 onion
1 bell pepper

Boil vinegar, sugar & oil until sugar is dissolved.
Drain the beans, peas & corn and place in large mixing bowl. Add celery, onion & bell pepper.

Add boiled liquid to the rest of the ingredients, cover, and marinate overnight. Drain before serving. Add cilantro - optional. Serve with tortilla chips.




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