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black eyed pea soup in white bow

Smoky Black eyed Pea Soup

This black eyed pea soup recipe is a flavorful and healthy way to enjoy a soul food staple. It’s cheap, tasty, low maintenance, and can be stretched into multiple recipes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Modern Soul Food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 698kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

  • 4-5  slices  applewood smoked bacon  roughly chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion  chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 medium celery stalks diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • cups  dried black-eyed peas soaked overnight
  • cups  vegetable stock
  • 1 lb smoked turkey necks, wings, or backs
  • bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 3 tsp  Kosher salt 
  • tsp  freshly ground black pepper
  • cups  whole cherry tomatoes charred
  • cup  green onions  chopped

Instructions

  • In a large dutch oven pot cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  • Remove with slotted spoon, and let cool. Set aside and reserve rendered bacon fat in the pot.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic, celery, red bell peppers and cook until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with spices here.
  • Add turkey necks, black-eyed peas, bay leaves and 4 cups stock to pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add more seasoning.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until peas are tender but not too soft. During the last 30 minutes of cooking add tomatoes and more seasoning.
  • Remove bay leaves from the pot and serve with bacon and green onions.
  • For my spice seasonings I usually mix them all together in a small bowl or ramekin and then just add about a quarter of the seasoning mix at each of the key steps.
  • Add more stock as necessary during cooking. You don’t want the peas to get too dry.

Notes

For my spice seasonings I usually mix them all together in a small bowl or ramekin and then just add about a quarter of the seasoning mix at each of the key steps.
Add more stock as necessary during cooking. You don’t want the peas to get too dry.?

Nutrition

Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1970mg | Potassium: 2312mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3094IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 16mg
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