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Black-eyed Pea Cabbage Soup-The Southern Lady CooksBlack-eyed pea cabbage soup is wonderful for New Year’s day or anytime you just want a good soup.  My family loves soup and I usually make a pot of soup every week.  This black-eyed pea cabbage soup keeps well for several days and could be frozen.  Make this soup for any gathering.  It makes a lot and is delicious served with my recipe for iron skillet calico cornbread or serve it for lunch with grilled cheese.  If you want to make it healthy use turkey burger instead of hamburger.  You could even make this soup with chicken or turkey and it would still be good.

Black-eyed pea cabbage soup is good anytime.

1 pound hamburger

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 cup chopped celery

1 clove of garlic, chopped

3 to 4 cups coarsely chopped cabbage

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

3 cups water

3/4 cup dried black-eyed peas, uncooked

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (see my recipe for making your own Cajun seasoning)

Few drops hot sauce or pinch cayenne, (optional)

Brown hamburger, onion, green pepper, celery and garlic clove in a skillet on top of the stove.  Drain and add to large soup pot.  Add cabbage, tomatoes, chicken broth, water, dried black-eyed peas, Cajun seasoning and cayenne to pot.  Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer and cook for 45 to 60 minutes until dried peas are done.  Makes about 10 to 12 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You could make this in the crock pot by browning the first 5 ingredients and then add to 5 quart crock pot along with other ingredients.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Easy Black-eyed Pea Cabbage Soup


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  1. I cooked this yesterday and it was delicious!
    I added about 1\2 cup more black-eye peas and a little more water. I also cooked it for an hour.
    My husband and son loved it!
    Thank you for making it so easy to get to your recipes without having to go through pages of advertisements.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Good Morning Frankie, I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. We had this soup yesterday too. Thank you so much for the kind words. Happy New Year!

  2. I have a pot of this simmering & followed your recipe to a T!!
    I even made your recipe of Cajun seasoning!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I hope you enjoy the recipe Pat. I made this soup today and so did both my daughters. I use the Cajun seasoning in several of my recipes and I think you will enjoy having it on hand. I love it in lots of dishes. Happy new year to you and your family and happy to have you as a part of our community.

  3. Do you not need to soak peas before adding to soup?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can soak them if you want, Krista, but I don’t soak mine. I just wash first and throw them in the pot and they cook fine.

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