A hearty and delicious soup made with black-eyed peas and diced bacon. Serve with fresh baked rolls or biscuits.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown the bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Drain grease, and place onion in the pot. Cook and stir until tender. Pour in the water. Mix in the bouillon cubes until dissolved. Stir in black-eyed peas, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.

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  • Place the potatoes in the pot, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until beans and potatoes are tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 50.8g 16% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 961.6mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
I've made this soup MANY times over the past couple of years! It's definately my "go-to" soup recipe! Sometimes I add ham in place of bacon. You can also leave out the potatoes & it's just as good & hearty! Freezes well too! Thank you for a great recipe!! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2007
My southern husband and I thought the recipe was too bland. We served it with cornbread as others suggested- maybe I will try it again and add more seasonings and a bolder flavored bacon like the pepper crusted many have used. Read More
(3)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
I've made this soup MANY times over the past couple of years! It's definately my "go-to" soup recipe! Sometimes I add ham in place of bacon. You can also leave out the potatoes & it's just as good & hearty! Freezes well too! Thank you for a great recipe!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
Not a fan of black eyed peas but my husband loves them. This recipe was tasty enough for me to really enjoy and even my picky hubby liked it too. Next time I'll use peppered bacon just to give it a bit more kick. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
I really loved this recipe. It was delicious over cornbread. I added more bacon and used frozen black-eyed peas instead of fresh since I had them on hand. It was a great was enjoy a New Year's tradition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
Yum! Great easy recipe. Just made this to have tomorrow for New Years lunch and plan to serve with the Waikiki Cornbread recipe from this site. Used pepper-crusted bacon like the last reviewer (used the full pound - we like bacon!) and added a few dashes of hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Very good; will definitely make again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This was GREAT! I was afraid of the amount of salt so I did make a few adjustments: Used only 1 bullion cube a quart of low salt chicken broth and only 2 quarts of water. I also used cracked pepper crusted bacon (yum!)I didn't add any extra salt or pepper. At the end I added a few pinches of cayenne and a couple dashes of cajun seasoning. I cooled it and refrigerated it overnight to let the flavors meld together. Great soup!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2004
Only added about 1.5 quarts of water. Served over corn bread. Very yummy reminded me of my grandmother. Even the kids ate it. Thanks I was craving black eyed peas and no recipe to pull from. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2009
The end result was very tasty but it took quite a bit longer to make this than what the recipe stated. Perhaps soaking the beans overnight would have speeded up the process. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2007
This recipe was perfect for a dreary day. I didn't have enough bacon so I added smoked sausage as well and this turned it into a real meal. I also added 2 cups of carrots which improved the heartiness. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
I liked this recipe and so did my husband. I let it simmer for about 30 minutes longer so that it would thicken. I used a little more salt and added Tony Cachero's cajun seasoning to give it just a little kick. Very easy and it went over well. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2007
My southern husband and I thought the recipe was too bland. We served it with cornbread as others suggested- maybe I will try it again and add more seasonings and a bolder flavored bacon like the pepper crusted many have used. Read More
(3)
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