New Year's Day Black-eyed Pea Soup Recipe

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New Year's Day Black-Eyed Pea Soup

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Ingredients

2 c
black-eyed peas
2 qt
water
1
ham bone with trimmings
3
onion, chopped
2
bay leaf
1.5 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash the beans well in cold water several times, then place in a large, heavy stew pot and cover with water.
2
Allow to soak overnight.
3
The next morning (start early ~ beans like to take their time), pour off the soaking water, and ham bone, 8 cups of water, onion and seasonings.
4
Put on the back of the stove and let simmer gently until beans are very tender, usually about 4 hours.
5
Add more water if needed.
6
Remove and discard ham bone.
7
If the water looks a bit scant pour in 1-2 cups more.
8
When beans are good and tender remove about a cupful of the beans and mash well with some of the bean liquid. (This can be done in a blender, of course).
9
Return mashed beans to pot, taste for seasoning, and serve steaming hot over freshly cooked white rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy