Soup - Black-Eyed PeaSoup - Black-Eyed Pea
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Soup - Black-Eyed Pea
2 lbs. Black-eyed Peas, dried
3 cups Onions, diced
1 - 6-oz. can Tomato Paste
4-6 Bay Leaves, large, or more if smaller
Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce, to taste (optional)

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Black-eyed pea soup is an easy to prepare vegan treat that we prepare in our 6.5 quart slow cooker over night and in the morning of the day we want to serve it. This black-eyes pea soup recipe makes 20-24 1-cup servings, or 6-8 servings as a main meal. Leftovers can be stored in the covered pot or other covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

Start the black-eyed pea soup the evening before you want to serve it.

Turn on the slow cooker (Crock-Pot) to "low." Add 11 cups of water to the cooker pot. Cover with the lid.

While the water is heating, wash the dried black-eyed peas in a strainer or colander and remove any extraneous matter.  It is best to do this in quantities of no more than one cup at a time.  Add the washed and cleaned black-eyed peas to the pot, add the bay leaves, and cover again.

In the morning, mix the black-eyed pea soup, add the tomato paste, and mix again.  If the soup is too thick, boil one more cup of water, add it to the pot, and mix.

Wash, peel, and dice the onions, or puree them in a blender, and add to the slow cooker pot.  Add cayenne pepper or hot sauce (optional, adjust to taste).  Cover the pot, and continue to simmer on low for another 4 hours or longer if you are going to be away until dinner time.

Serve and enjoy with a large tossed salad.

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Vegan FlagThe 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!