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Soup - Black-Eyed Pea and Vegetable
This recipe is being prepared in a 6-1/2 quart slow cooker.  If you have a smaller pot, cut the recipe in half.


2 lb Black-eyed Peas, dried
12 cups Water
4-6 Bay Leaves
3-4 Tbsp Oregano
3-4 Celery ribs, chopped
3-4 Carrots, chopped
Parsley, few sprigs, chopped
1 Onion, large, chopped
3-4 Garlic cloves, crushed
1-6 oz can Tomato Paste
Optional: Hot sauce, to taste
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Black-eyed peas may be heated in a slow cooker (crock-pot) overnight or started in the morning. If preferred, stovetop cooking may be used for the preparation of this recipe.

Remove and discard any small stones etc. from the dried black-eyed peas. Rinse the black-eyed peas and place in the slow cooker or cooking pot. Add 12 cups preheated (boiling) water, bay leaves and oregano. Cook in covered crock-pot at high setting until black-eyed peas have softened.

Clean and wash celery and parsley. Wash and peel carrots, onion, and garlic. Chop celery, carrots, parsley, and onion and place in microwaveable covered dish along with crushed garlic. Heat until softened in microwave oven at high setting.

Add softened vegetables and tomato paste to softened black-eyed peas and mix well. (Add hot sauce, if desired.) Continue to cook in slow cooker, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended.

Note: Remove and discard bay leaves from soup before serving.

Serve with large tossed salad and enjoy!

Ingredients information

Bay Leaves




Onions, Yellow

Oregano, Dried


Black-eyed Peas or Cowpeas

Pepper Sauce - Hot Red

Tomato Paste

Utensils and Equipment Information

Crock Pot

Dish, Small Ceramic Baking

Garlic Press


Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable

Spoon, Large Mixing

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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