BLACK-EYED PEA CABBAGE SOUP

Black-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.

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5 from 8 votes

Black-Eyed Pea Cabbage Soup

This delicious soup is so easy to make and wonderful on a cold day. Serve with cornbread and you have a great meal. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: black eyed pea soup, Cabbage Soup, crock pot soup
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

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.

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17 Comments

  1. Thank you for a great recipe! Made this for New Year’s Day and my family loved it so much they requested it again this week. Would you mind posting the nutritional value for the recipe? Thanks again!

    1. We don’t do nutritional values. You are welcome to add it to any nutritional calculator online. SO glad you enjoy the soup!

  2. Happy new year Lady, I made this today, Jan.1,2022. As you have said in your comments that substitutions are fine. I made a few. There were no black eyed peas ( dried, frozen or canned) to be found at either grocery since last week. I used some frozen purple hills and field peas with snaps.
    Turkey instead of beef ( for lower calories) and veggie broth instead of chicken, as I had it on hand.
    Added chopped green chilies as you suggested for your Fiesta cabbage soup. I love spicy!
    So again, thank you for sharing your recipes.
    I did look for calorie count for the cabbage, w/pea soup. Do you have it handy?
    Blessings for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
    Sharon
    Bossier City, LA5 stars

  3. But does the cabbage not fall apart after cooking that long? Should you not add the cabbage later after the peas have cooked some? Also I am using frozen peas today

    1. As you can see from the comments, people have made this recipe they way it is written and it has worked just fine. If you think its going to be a problem, add the cabbage whenever you desire. This is why recipes are versatile.

  4. Have this going right now; was so glad you had a recipe for black-eyes peas and cabbage as I was hoping to do the two together and always start on your site for recipes! Happy New Year, and thanks for a year of good cooking!5 stars

  5. 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.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!5 stars

    1. 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!

  6. I have a pot of this simmering & followed your recipe to a T!!
    I even made your recipe of Cajun seasoning!!5 stars

    1. 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.

    1. 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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