Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Black-Eyed Pea Soup is a New Year’s Tradition
Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s is a Southern tradition. Legend has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day you will have good luck in the new year. I’m not one to tempt fate, so I always eat a giant bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. This year we are going to be eating this Black-Eyed Pea Soup. Y’all this soup is SOOOO good! We both couldn’t get enough of it. Black-eyed peas, tomatoes, and bacon! All you need is some cornbread and you are set!
How to Make Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Bacon
This Black-Eyed Pea Soup is super easy to make. Start with cooking some bacon. Once the bacon is cooked, drain the fat and add the remaining ingredients – canned black-eyed peas, onion, garlic, chili powder, diced tomatoes & green chiles, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Done!
You can use precooked bacon instead of cooking bacon. I buy bags of precooked bacon at Sam’s Club and Costco. It works great in recipes like this! I used a can of regular diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, make sure to buy mild diced tomatoes and green chilies or substitute plain diced tomatoes.
Can Black-Eyed Pea Soup be Made in the Slow Cooker?
Easy Black-Eyed Pea Soup Recipe
This Black-Eye Pea Soup is an easy and delicious recipe. It is great for New Year’s and any other day of the year. It has tons of great flavors! We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner the same day. YUM! We like to top the soup with some cheese and extra bacon. I mean you can never have too much bacon, right?!?!? Whip up some cornbread or biscuits and you are set! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy Black-Eyed Pea Soup:
- Cheddar Corn Biscuits
- Southern Cornbread
- 7Up Biscuits
- Creamed Corn Butter Dips
- Crack Buttermilk Biscuits
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