A New Year’s Good Luck dish…but don’t save it for only then!

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Black-eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck and prosperity when eaten on New Years. This soup is easy, filling and just full of wonderful nutrients! Serve with thick-sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and fresh basil and some crusty garlic toast for your family on one of these cold winter days.

Will it bring you good luck? Sure…why not!!!!



1 pound bulk smoked or Italian sausage (I prefer turkey) [Vege Version: Boca Italian sausages, crumbled]
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
2 celery ribs, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cups frozen black-eyed peas (about 1 1/2 sixteen-ounce pkgs) OR 4 cups freshly cooked from dry, or 3 cans, drained and rinsed
Three 14-ounce cans beef broth
One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Kosher salt
1/2 cup chipotle salsa, optional

In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook sausage in olive oil. Remove sausage from pan, leaving drippings. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and green pepper. Saute over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in sausage, peas, broth, tomatoes, oregano, basil, black pepper and salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir in salsa, if desired. Makes approx. ten 1-cup servings.

Per Serving: 138 Cal; 9 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 21 g Carb; 7 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 599 mg Sodium

10 Comments Add yours

  1. yogiclarebear says:

    your soup looks so amazing. i wanted to post it for safe keeping, so i put it into recipezaar.com. if you aren’t OK with this, please let me know and i will remove it from the recipe share site!


  2. This soup sounds and looks so awesome! I will be sure to try it when I return home from travels with my family. Happy New Year!!

  3. Linda Skow says:

    Made this last year just as it ‘s written and awesome! Made it again today and made a few changes. Didn’t have Italian sausage so I used Kielbasa. Added a little cayenne pepper and threw in some shrimp at the end. Sure is good. Love your recipes! Happy New Year.

  4. belinda says:

    We made this soup for New Year’s day and it was awesome! I have shared the recipe with everyone!

  5. This soup is AWESOME! I make it every year and the family LOVES it. I like it better the next day so I have to sneak a bowl of it to put away before it is all gone…yep its that good!!

  6. Debbie says:

    awesome soup! I made it from dried and then soaked peas in the pressure cooker with all ingredients (not the parm cheese) for 35 min with natural release. PERFECT

  7. This was delicious- made this the other night with Field Roast vegetarian Italian Sausage. Yum!!! Great recipe!!

  8. Michelle says:

    Tried your recipe today for New Years. I used spicy Italian sausage. Entire family really liked it. This will be an annual New Years dish for us . . . and maybe a couple of other times during the year as well. 🙂

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