Had black eyed peas left from New Year's Day and thought I'd try something other than throwing them in w/ a pot of vegetable soup. So glad I tried this! Daughter #1, who HATES and despises black eyed peas, came in from work and ate two, yes, two bowls and pronounced it delicious. I did have about a cup more peas than the recipe calls for, but hey, it's soup, right? Absolutely not too many. Wouldn't have a problem w/ more. In my opinion, it needed much more time on the stove. 45 minutes is not enough time to mingle and marry the flavors. After tasting, I felt it needed more kick. Now, please understand that I do not like things too hot, just spicy. I added extra salt and pepper and a gracious plenty (as Mama always said) of Frank's Original hot sauce. Practically perfect in every way. When I added a 14.5 oz can of tomatoes and chilies, abovementioned daughter and I were practically dancing w/ joy. Now, that I've reviewed original recipe, I'm probably going back to the kitchen to add a few cans of other beans, not, and I repeat NOT because the soup needs it...just cuz I'm trying to add more vegs to my diet. I make lots of soups and freeze them in one serving bags to take to work for lunch. Very delicious, healthy and frugal. I'm looking forward to having this one. Cornbread essential.
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Had black eyed peas left from New Year's Day and thought I'd try something other than throwing...