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Black Eyed Pea Soup

Black Eyed Pea Soup with smoked ham and collard greens in a flavorful broth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Soups, Stews, Chowders, Southern
Keyword: Lucky Food, New Years Traditions, winter soup
Servings: 8


  • 1 tbsp. bacon grease
  • 1 cup yellow sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup carrot chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 splash white wine
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 lb bag of dried black eyed peas soaked
  • 8 cups good chicken broth
  • 1/2 serrano pepper minced
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups collard greens chiffonade


  • Sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic in bacon grease over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • Splash about 1/4 cup white wine in the pot and cook until absorbed.
  • Add meaty ham bone, black eyed peas, chicken broth, serrano pepper, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add collard greens and continue cooking for 30 minutes. Remove ham bone and soup is ready to serve.