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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. Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Servings:

6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 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
  • 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.

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!

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Prep. Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Servings:

6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 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
  • 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.