Recipe for Hoppin John Soup


1/2 cup black eyed peas
3 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic; clove;finely chopped
1/2 lb ham; hunk; cubed
1/2 cup onion; chopped
1/4 cup rice, uncooked
1/2 cup green pepper; chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper; black or white
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 cup collard greens fresh; finely
1 chopped
1 cup v-8
2 chicken bouillon cubes


Serves 4 - can be doubled easily

Heat peas and water and broth to boiling in large sauce pan or dutch oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Do not drain.

Stir in crushed red pepper, garlic and ham. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender. (Do not boil or peas will burst)

Stir in rice, onions, bell pepper, pepper, celery seed, one cup V-8, and 2 chicken bouillon cubes.

Cover and simmer about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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