Looking for a tasty black eyed pea recipe for New Year’s? Make yourself a pot of this spicy black eyed pea soup with ham.
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Black Eyed Pea Soup

Looking for a tasty Southern black eyed peas recipe for New Year’s? Make yourself a pot of this spicy black eyed pea soup with ham.
Course Entree
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 144kcal
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced leeks
  • 1 medium 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 ham hocks or ham bones
  • 1 pound dried black eyed peas
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 cups diced cooked ham

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium high heat.
  • Add onion, leeks, bell pepper, and celery. Cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ham hocks or ham bones, and black eyed peas. Sauté for five minutes.
  • Add chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover pot and simmer for two hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Remove ham hocks or ham bones and discard. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer until ham is heated through, about five minutes.

Notes

For a slow cooker, complete recipe through Step 3. Add remaining ingredients and cook on slow for 6-8 hours.
This dish can be frozen for up to six months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 538mg | Fiber: 6g | Calcium: 800mg | Iron: 0.4mg