Hoppin Johnny Soup

20 ounces of dried black-eyed peas soaked overnight in a bowl of water
1 large onion diced
2 stalks of celery chopped
2 large carrots diced
1 red pepper diced
1 large bone ham hock or 8-10 ounces of chopped diced ham.
8 cups of chicken stock
2 heaping tablespoons of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large 8-quart saucepan saute carrots, onion, peppers, and garlic. Rinse beans and add to the quart pan and cover with your stock. If the stock doesn't seem enough you can always add water. Add your ham hock at this point, but if using chopped ham add at the last 20 minutes. Simmer on Med-High heat for about a 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the beans are cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with corn muffins.

To ring in the New Year properly you must begin it with a bowl of Black Eyed Pea Soup or Hoppin Johnny as it is called here in the south. We have been eating this soup since I was a little girl. It is said by eating this soup you will have good luck all year long.

Happy New Year!

Rocking in the New Years to good food, 80's music, and fireworks.


I have had that soup before yummy! Looks like a fun new years celebration!
jane said…
wow! that looks good! thanks for the recipe. i feel like i always cook the same thing. i´ll definitely try this!
Unknown said…
The soup looks delicious, but actually I just noticed your peanut counter over on the side bar and wanted to say congratulations! (yes, I know I'm a little slow).
Laura said…
Happy new year!
I love the photo of all the boys lined up!
Laura said…
Oh yes, I saw that peanut counter also! Also a bit slow....

How very exciting!!!!!!!!!!
Dorte said…
Happy New Year to you ... that soup looks soooo good :)
Jenna said…
AWESOME party - thanks for the soup recipe. I have a friend that is Southern that lives in ZH, she mentioned on FB that everyone needed to eat their black eyed peas for luck. Next year, I will be prepared.

I hope you are all doing well. Love you - Jenna

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