Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup


This is a wonderful spicy and flavorful soup. Perfect for a crisp fall day. It is incredibly easy too and goes great with corn bread!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 servings


  • 1 pound bacon, diced

  • 1 cup chopped white onion

  • 2 tablespoons diced fresh jalapeno pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, undrained

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Cook and stir bacon in a stockpot over medium heat until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; cook until bacon is slightly crisp, 5 to 10 more minutes. Add black-eyed peas, water, tomatoes, and beef bouillon; bring to a low boil.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until flavors have blended, about 30 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1084mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 251mg 19%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.