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Black-Eyed Pea Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 10, Serving Size: 1 cups  |  Prep Time: 20 minutes

 

1 lb dried black-eyed peas

4 slices bacon, chopped in 1-inch pieces

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1 tbsp flour

2 qt water

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 small dried red pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

2 Starch

1 Very Lean Meat

 

Calories 182

Carbohydrate 31g

    Dietary Fiber 5g

    Sugar 5g

Fat 2g

Sodium 56mg

Methods

  1. Sort the black-eyed peas and wash well. Place in a large stockpot, cover with water, bring to boil for 2 minutes. Cover and let soak overnight.
  2. Fry the bacon in a nonstick saucepan until crisp. Remove the bacon and drain well on paper towels. Discard the pan drippings.
  3. Saute onion and celery in the same saucepan until they are translucent. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Next, brown the flour in the pan, stirring constantly until it is golden brown.
  4. Drain the black-eyed peas. Add all ingredients to the stockpot and cook over low heat for 2 hours or until the peas are done, stirring occasionally.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips, Kitchen Tips and Fun Facts

Do you wish to start the New Year with great luck? A healthy meal of peas is the answer. Black-eyed peas is a southern diet that is believed to bring prosperity and good luck. And this special gourmet soup will not only bring you luck but also great health. It is a low fat and low sodium soup, rich in fiber.

 

 

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