Best Soup This Side Of The Mississippi

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"This is a black-eyed pea soup. My mother's recipe -- best soup this side of the Mississippi."
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9 h servings 160 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 204 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. In a large pot with enough water to cover, soak the black-eyed peas 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Stir ham, carrot, onion, salt, and pepper into the pot. Cover all ingredients with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours, or until black-eyed peas are tender. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary to keep ingredients covered.



This recipe was great! I cooked it for my mother and sister and they seemed to enjoy it on a nice cold day. I might suggest to let it cool before you eat it ... of course ir was a little hot. I ...

Very good. I love to cook soups and can them but this one didn't make it to the canner. We ate it all. I added hot sauce to my bowls of soup.

i liked this soup but I added a few things to it. It need more ham, and more flavor. I will make it again but a little more.

I used a ham bone and cooked a little longer then the recipie called for. Very tasty

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