Time for Awards Viewing and Superbowl Parties! – {Fergie Dip/Sloppy Fergies – Black Eyed Peas and Roasted Artichokes}

by Stephanie Tulman on January 15, 2014

Fergie Dip plated

What do Josh Duhamel and jalapeños have in common?  They’re both HOT HOT HOT!  They also co-mingle with Fergie.

Hi there!  And welcome back to my kitchen!  For those just joining us for the first time, welcome welcome and thanks so much for stopping by!   With Superbowl and television awards season upon us, I wanted to share this delish, mouthwatering, AMAZING recipe with you!  It all started on New Years Eve at my dear friend/neighbor’s house.  She had this amazing smelling concoction going in the crock pot.  {Hey side bar, do you all refer to it as a ‘crock pot’ or ‘slow cooker’?  I wonder if it’s dependent on what part of the country you are from…}  She called it Black Eyed Pea dip and of course that got me thinking about the ‘Peas and Fergie.  The rest of the night I referred to it as Fergie dip.  She served it with tortilla chips and I had enjoyed it so much that I didn’t even use the chips, I just used a spoon : )

Fergie Dip Ramikin

Amongst the bigger awards shows, this Saturday, January 18th is the SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) and on Sunday, March 2nd is the big daddy of awards season, the 86th Academy Awards (Oscars!).  On Sunday, February 2nd is Superbowl 48!  Wow, talk about long running events!  You’re bound to be invited to a couple viewing parties or Superbowl parties, or maybe you’re hosting one yourself!  With all the yummy appetizers and finger foods out there to serve, this Fergie Dip is bound to be a fan favorite, and it’s healthy too!

Fergie Sloppy sliced

I wanted to take the Black Eyed Pea dip and turn it into my Fergie dip.  I felt that adding roasted artichokes would bring a new dimension to the flavor.  And, I also felt that it would be good as a Sloppy Fergie.  Is she a sloppy chick?  Well, by using whole wheat sandwich thins, this Fergie Dip transformed into Sloppy Fergie (which actually turned out to be quite clean) and then I ate it the next day out of a bowl, with a spoon.  BAM.  One recipe.  Three ways.  And the jalapeños gave this dish a little kick in the pants!

Ferge sloppy carrots

Serve the Fergie Dip at your viewing party or Superbowl party with pita chips, carrots and celery.  Or enjoy it on your own out of a bowl or as a Sloppy Fergie.  Vegan Ashley, sorry girl, this is loaded with tasty cheddar cheese, but you can whip up some cashew cheese or vegan cheese!  For the carnivores, maybe adding some pulled pork would be tasty in the crock pot/slow cooker with Fergie and her jalapeños!

Check back next week for another viewing party/Superbowl party dish!

xo, This Chick

Fergie Dip/Sloppy Fergie

Fergie Dip/Sloppy Fergie


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups artichoke hearts, frozen
  • 3-15 oz cans of black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (i use Earth Balance)
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder, divided
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 10 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeños with juices reserved (I used a jarred kind with juices)
  • salt/pepper, if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the artichoke hearts, olive oil, salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Make sure everything is well coated and then bake on a baking sheet for 45 minutes. When roasted, chop the hearts into smaller chunks.
  2. Put all the ingredients (including another 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, plus more if desired) as well as 4 tablespoons of reserved jalapeño juice into a crockpot on high and let it sit for 2-4 hours. A few things to note, you may want to add more olive oil, salt or jalapeño juice. Stir and taste occasionally.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, between sandwich thins or straight out of a bowl!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley January 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Artichokes and black eyed peas?! That sounds like a great combo and I can’t wait to try this! Even without cheddar I bet it’ll taste really good!!


Stephanie Tulman January 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

SO yummy! Let me know how it is without the cheddar!


GiGi Eats Celebrities January 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Artichokes & Black Eyed Peas… TOGETHER?!?! WHAT?! I will watch the Superbowl just to dip my FACE into that mixture!


Stephanie Tulman January 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

DO IT! :) So delish!


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