Southern-Style Black Eyed Peas and Ham Soup

This classic Southern side dish easily becomes a hearty soup with the addition of broth. Serve with cornbread and pass the hot sauce!

 
Prep
10 min.
Cook
20 min.
Serves
6-8
Directions
  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add ham and brown well, stirring occasionally. Add onion, carrots and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Stir in broth, black eyed peas, rice, if desired, garlic and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Season to taste with hot sauce.

VARIATION: Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Side Dish Black Eyed Peas & Ham – In Step 2, omit broth and rice. Stir in black eyed peas, garlic and thyme and cook 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Season to taste with hot sauce.
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Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup (4 oz.) diced ham
1 cup each finely chopped onion, carrots and green bell pepper
4 cups (32 oz.) chicken or beef broth
2 cans (15.5 oz. each) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup uncooked instant white rice, optional
1 tsp. each minced garlic fresh or dried thyme
Hot sauce, to taste

  • Prep
    10 min.
  • Cook
    20 min.
  • Serves
    6-8
Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup (4 oz.) diced ham
1 cup each finely chopped onion, carrots and green bell pepper
4 cups (32 oz.) chicken or beef broth
2 cans (15.5 oz. each) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup uncooked instant white rice, optional
1 tsp. each minced garlic fresh or dried thyme
Hot sauce, to taste

Directions
  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add ham and brown well, stirring occasionally. Add onion, carrots and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Stir in broth, black eyed peas, rice, if desired, garlic and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Season to taste with hot sauce.

VARIATION: Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Side Dish Black Eyed Peas & Ham – In Step 2, omit broth and rice. Stir in black eyed peas, garlic and thyme and cook 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Season to taste with hot sauce.
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