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Best Soup This Side Of The Mississippi

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This is a black-eyed pea soup. My mother's recipe -- best soup this side of the Mississippi."
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9 h servings 160
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a large pot with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Stir ham, carrot, onion, salt, and pepper into the pot. Cover all ingredients with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours, or until black-eyed peas are tender. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary to keep ingredients covered.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 160 calories; 2.7 23.8 10.9 6 171 Full nutrition

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This recipe was great! I cooked it for my mother and sister and they seemed to enjoy it on a nice cold day. I might suggest to let it cool before you eat it ... of course ir was a little hot. I ...

Very good. I love to cook soups and can them but this one didn't make it to the canner. We ate it all. I added hot sauce to my bowls of soup.

i liked this soup but I added a few things to it. It need more ham, and more flavor. I will make it again but a little more.

I am not sure about what side of the Mississippi the recipe author is referring to and being on the West Coast, I wouldn't know a good one from a bad one. I added garlic and some chili flakes t...

I used a ham bone and cooked a little longer then the recipie called for. Very tasty