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Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

No recipe image available.Southern down home ham and black-eyed pea soup with collard greens.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 cups chopped cooked ham
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound collard greens, stems and ribs removed; finely chopped
8 cups chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a 3-quart saucepan cook onion, garlic, and ham in oil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onion caramelizes to a pale golden.
  2. Add collards and broth to onion mixture and simmer until collards are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a bowl mash half of peas with a fork. Stir mashed and whole peas into soup and simmer 5 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper and stir in vinegar.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.