Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Bacon


Very similar to a great soup served at the Black-eyed Pea restaurants!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 5 slices bacon

  • 2 cups chopped tomato

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups grated Swiss cheese


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and chop when cool enough to handle.

  2. Add tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, garlic, salt, and pepper to bacon drippings. Saute over medium-high heat until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add water and bouillon; stir until bouillon cubes dissolve. Stir in peas and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add Swiss cheese and simmer gently until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use Cheddar cheese instead of Swiss.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

592 Calories
28g Fat
48g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 592
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1492mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 719mg 55%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 785mg 17%

* 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.

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