Rating: 4.48 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This delicious black-eyed pea soup is a favorite of ours especially when the weather is chilly. It's a great way to start the year with a kicked-up, spicy serving of black-eyed peas! Top with shredded cheese, parsley, green onions, and crumbled bacon to add even more flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crisp and evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. When cool, crumble into small pieces.

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  • Using the same skillet, add the peppers and onion; stir and cook over medium-high heat until transparent and tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour the black beans, tomatoes, and water into a large pot. Stir in the peppers, onion, salt, cumin, dry mustard, chili powder, curry powder, pepper, and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot sprinkled with bacon, and other toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 16g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fat 6g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 1745.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
This was delicious! I had only red curry powder and it added a real zip to the recipe. I threw in some leftover ham just to use it up. This is a cold-weather keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2010
This wasn't anything special. It was VERY tomatoey which I wasn't a huge fan of. It was a good way to use up black eyed peas but I wont make it again. Read More
(3)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
This was delicious! I had only red curry powder and it added a real zip to the recipe. I threw in some leftover ham just to use it up. This is a cold-weather keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2008
This is good!!! I was unsure of this combo of seasoning but we all loved it. Not spicy hot...just good. It doesn't taste like curry...it's just the combination that makes it good. I didn't even have bacon but I'll bet that makes it even better. We did sprinkle some sharp cheddar on top. Bet it would be good with cilantro sprinkled on top too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
Followed recipe as written, came out tasty enough. Didn't seem quite as substantial as I was hoping for, so I threw in a can of kidney beans and improved it a bit. I might try it again sometime and add in some pork sausage or maybe ham hocks. Overall - good enough for me, and I would recommend giving it a try. Thanks for sharing Steffanie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
This soup was very good. The bacon cheese and green onions make the soup. The only change I would make is to use petite diced tomatoes or crushed. The tomato chunks were a little too big for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
This soup was a real hit with my husband & I. As he said "I wasn't expecting much " I guess b/c it looked SO healthy and just like a thin soup but it was delicious!! I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2010
This wasn't anything special. It was VERY tomatoey which I wasn't a huge fan of. It was a good way to use up black eyed peas but I wont make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
Great! I made it with a 1 pound bag of frozen peas and 2 cups of water. I also added 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon and simmered for about 2 1/2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
Didn't have bacon used ham pureed the onions and pepers before cooking. Used less water to make really thick and put over rice. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2008
I'm sorry that I can only give this 3 stars. It just wasn't what I expected from a pea soup. The tomoto and the spices overpowered the flavor of the peas and the bacon. Not to mention that once my boyfriend dropped the left overs on the floor we both decided it wasn't so "lucky!":) I wouldn't make it again. I'm sure there must be a better recipe out there. Read More
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