Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Add bacon, garlic and chiles to a classic soup recipe and you get this delicious variation!

Yield: serves 12 to 14


  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled, drippings reserved
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 4 (15 1/2-oz.) cans black-eyed peas
  • 2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans beef broth
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles


  1. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and chiles to bacon drippings in a Dutch oven; sauté until onion is golden. Add bacon, undrained peas and remaining ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Serve with cornbread.
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